National and State Register

Prowers Bridge

Bent County

Originally a pile bridge, constructed by the Kansas City Bridge Company in 1900, trusses added by the Pueblo Bridge Company include: a 1902 Pratt through truss, a 1906 Pratt through truss on the south portal, three 1909 long-span Camelback through truss on the north portal, and a 1921 Pratt pony after flooding destroyed the north approach.  

Prowers Bridge Black and White photo (5BN. 374)

Prowers Bridge Black and White photo (5BN. 374)

Enduring numerous floods, it is the oldest bridge over the lower Arkansas River and is Colorado’s longest trussed crossing with the most successive spans.  The property is associated with the Highway Bridges in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.