Rio Grande Gorge Bridge – The steel deck arch bridge in Taos

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge – The steel deck arch bridge in Taos

One of America’s highest and most famous bridges, was started in 1963 and completed in 1965. It was dedicated on September, 1965 and is a part of U.S. Route 64, a major east–west road.

The bridge received the American Institute of Steel Construction’s award for “Most Beautiful Long Span Steel Bridge” of 1966. In 1997 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Over the years, the popularity of the bridge has often led to height exaggerations. Most sources have it between 185 meters and 215 meters high. The bridge is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the region with parking areas on both sides of the bridge.


Featured Image: Rio Grande Gorge Bridge / Image: by David Gunter / flyingdogstudios.com

Websites: blm.gov, taosgov.com, taos.org



 

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