National and State Register

West Plum Creek Bridge

Washington County

Constructed in 1938, this concrete rigid frame structure is associated with the development of US Hwy. 36, an important tourist and commercial route linking Denver and the eastern plains of Colorado with communities in Kansas and the Midwest. 

A picture of the gray bridge from a hill with a leafless tree before it.

West Plum Creek Bridge 

Designed by the Colorado Department of Highways and built by Peter Kiewit Sons Construction, the 72-foot long structure includes a main span of 58 feet.  Like its companion the Plum Bush Creek Bridge, it is a rare intact rural example of its type.  Known for their ability to carry heavy loads, concrete rigid frame bridges were more commonly found in urban settings.  Listed under Highway Bridges in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.