Royal Gorge Bridge

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  • photo of Royal Gorge Bridge
  • photo of Royal Gorge Bridge
  • photo of Royal Gorge Bridge
  • photo of Royal Gorge Bridge
LocationCanon City, Colorado, USA
CrossesArkansas River
Statusin use
Open1929
ArchitectGeorge E. Cole
FunctionRoad bridge
DesignSuspension bridge
Length384 m
Clearance below291 m
Longest span268 m
Width5 m
See bridge in maps

The Royal Gorge Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Arkansas River near Canon City in Colorado, America. Construction of the bridge started in 1929 and after half a year the bridge opened. The bridge was built as a tourist attraction and it was Lon P. Piper who funded the bridge and George E. Cole who designed it. In 1929, the bridge cost $ 350,000 to build. The area is today part of a larger amusement park with several attractions.
I bottom of the gorge there is a railway line.
Royal Gorge Bridge was the highest bridge in the world until 2003, between from the deck to the river's surface with a deck height of 291 meters. The bridge has a span of 268 meters and a length of 384 meters.