Rainbow Arch Bridge
From the day of its opening in August 1923, Rainbow Arch Bridge drew praise for its visual elegance; when, twelve years later, it withstood a devastating flood with nary a shudder, the span gained fame for its sturdiness, too. The first bridge to employ James B. Marsh's popular open-spandrel design, Rainbow Arch survived a second flood in 1965, but its narrow roadway couldn't keep up with the rising tide of Fort Morgan's traffic. City officials reluctantly closed the beloved structure in 1987, but after a five-year rehabilitation effort Rainbow Arch reopened to pedestrians and bicyclists in 1996. Now listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the 1,100-foot bridge remains one of the longest and grandest of its type.
|Series||This marker is part of the Colorado: History Colorado series|
|Placed By||Colorado Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 12:44pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 601924 N 4458125|
|Decimal Degrees||40.26740000, -103.80126667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 16.044', W 103° 48.076'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 16' 2.64" N, 103° 48' 4.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||970, 303|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 755-799 Curry St, Fort Morgan CO 80701, US|
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