National and State Register

Royal Gorge Bridge & Incline Railway

Fremont County

Designed for the Royal Gorge Bridge and Amusement Company by George F. Cole, the steel wires, castings, and rolled components for its towers were assembled at the Minnequa plant of Colorado Fuel and Iron in Pueblo. 

A view of the bridge from the center with jeep in front.

Royal Gorge Bridge & Incline Railway

It is the state’s only bridge constructed primarily for recreational use, as well as the only remaining vehicular suspension bridge.  With a main span of 880 feet and a height of 1,053 feet, at the time of its completion in 1929, it was considered to be the largest suspension bridge west of the Mississippi River.  Listed under Highway Bridges in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.