National and State Register

Santa Fe Avenue Bridge

Pueblo County

The 1924 steel rigid connected Pennsylvania through truss structure’s single span runs for 280 feet.  It was designed for the Colorado Department of Highways by H.S. Crocker, fabricated by Virginia Bridge & Iron Company, and built by Pueblo Bridge & Construction Company.  

A photo of the bridge from one bank in black and white with large truss overhead.

Santa Fe Avenue Bridge (2000 photograph.)

Never commonly used in Colorado, Pennsylvania trusses represented a refinement of the standard Pratt truss, both of which were pioneered by the railroads and later constructed to carry vehicular traffic.  An urban bridge crossing the Arkansas River in Pueblo, it is the oldest and longest of its type remaining in Colorado.  Associated property with the Highway Bridges in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.