National and State Register

Plum Bush Creek Bridge

Washington County

Constructed in 1938, the concrete rigid frame structure is associated with the development of US Hwy. 36, an important tourist and commercial route linking Denver and the eastern plains of Colorado with communities in Kansas and the Midwest. 

A view of the gray bridge from the side looking up, with long arch beneath and railing on top.

Plum Bush Creek Bridge

Designed by the Colorado Department of Highways and built by Peter Kiewit Sons Construction, the 73-foot long structure includes a main span of 58 feet.  Like its companion, the West Plum Creek Bridge, it is a rare intact rural example of its type.  Known for their ability to carry heavy loads, concrete rigid frame bridges were more commonly found in urban settings.  Listed under Highway Bridges in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.