National and State Register

Rifle Bridge

Garfield County

The bridge includes two different types of spans, the Pennsylvania and the Parker.  Charles G. Sheely completed this pin-connected, steel twelve-panel Pennsylvania and ten-panel Parker through truss in 1909.

A picture of the bridge with truss from near the road side in black and white.

Rifle Bridge (1994 photograph.)

The Pennsylvania truss is one of the longest of the pinned trusses in Colorado.  The bridge now functions as a pedestrian crossing.  Listed under Highway Bridges in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.