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Royal Gorge Bridge - OU0362

 2nd highest bridge in the world

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N 38° 27.792' W 105° 19.338' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > Colorado
 Cache Type: Guest Book
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 02 November 2011
 Date Created: 02 November 2011
 Last Modified: 22 August 2012
 Waypoint: OU0362

 


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Data: 08/22/2012 12:17:32, add by DudleyGrunt
Cache seems to be exclusive to this site. If so, please add the OCUS ONLY attribute.

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Royal Gorge Bridge
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Hanging 1,053 feet above Colorado’s wild Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge Bridge is the world's highest suspension bridge and a legendary feat of engineering renowned the world over. Built in 1929 for $350,000, the cost today would easily exceed $15 million. But for those who venture across it, whether walking or driving, the experience is priceless.

Engineering Facts

• Construction on the world's highest suspension bridge began June 5, 1929, and completed Nov. 1929
• Length: 1,260 feet (384 meters)
• Width: 18 feet (5 meters)
• Main Span: 880 feet (268 meters)
• Towers: 150 feet high (46 meters)
• 2,100 strands of No. 9 galvanized wire
• Weight of cables: 300 tons
• 1,000 tons of steel in the floor of Bridge
• Walkway: made of 1,292 planks of deck; about 250 are replaced annually
• Original cost to build: $350,000 – cost today about $15 million
• Bridge will support in excess of two million pounds
• Listed on the National Historic Register

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1 27 August 2012 pani_ka Found it

I love this place! Great views. Greetings from Poland:)
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