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Royal Gorge Bridge - OU0362
2nd highest bridge in the world
Owner: kingbee
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Altitude: m. ASL.
 Region: United States > Colorado
Cache type: Other type
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 2011-11-02
Date created: 2011-11-02
Date published: 2011-11-02
Last modification: 2012-08-22
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Description EN
Royal Gorge Bridge
Sign the guest book at the museum.
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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