South Platte River Bridge (NRIS 100002221)

Address: Cty. Rd. 90a over S. Platte R., mi. marker 40, Lake George, Colorado. County/parish: Park.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places March 22, 2018.

Also known as:

  • 5PA. 1250

From Wikipedia:

South Platte River Bridge (Park County, Colorado)

The South Platte River Bridge, in South Park near Lake George, Colorado, was built in 1920. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.

It is a 89 feet (27 m) bridge consisting of two 40 feet (12 m) deck girder spans. It was built in 1920 and then carried State Highway 8 over the South Platte River. The road later became State Highway 4, then U.S Highway 40 South, and then U.S. Highway 24. Highway 24 was rerouted, and the bridge was closed to vehicular traffic in 2008.

It is located at the northwest end of the town of Lake George, next to the Lake George Reservoir. It is often used for fishing.

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Architects:

  • Colorado Highway Department
  • Donaghy, J. R.

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100002221

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