National and State Register

South Cañon Bridge

Garfield County

In 1914, the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company secured the contract to construct a bridge across the Colorado River west of Glenwood Springs in order to replace the existing ferry service.  

A photo of the building with large truss and hills in the background in slight coloration.

South Cañon Bridge

Completed in 1915, the bridge’s pin-connected, ten-panel steel Pennsylvania through truss was considered unusual for vehicular bridge use.  Listed under Highway Bridges in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.