Cherry Creek Bridge

Cherry Creek Bridge
Cherry Creek Bridge
Carries Passenger vehicles
Crosses Cherry Creek
Locale near Franktown, Colorado
Total length 374 ft (114 m)
Width 29.8 ft (9.1 m)
Longest span 232 ft (71 m)
Construction end 1948
Coordinates 39°19′43.43″N 104°44′4.05″W / 39.3287306°N 104.7344583°W / 39.3287306; -104.7344583Coordinates: 39°19′43.43″N 104°44′4.05″W / 39.3287306°N 104.7344583°W / 39.3287306; -104.7344583
Cherry Creek Bridge
Cherry Creek Bridge is located in Colorado
Nearest city: Franktown, Colorado
Coordinates: 39°19′52″N 104°44′2″W / 39.33111°N 104.73389°W / 39.33111; -104.73389Coordinates: 39°19′52″N 104°44′2″W / 39.33111°N 104.73389°W / 39.33111; -104.73389
Area: less than one acre
Architect: Colorado Department of Highways; Monaghan, J.H.& N.M. & Associates
Architectural style: Two-rib open-spandrel arch
Governing body: State
MPS: Highway Bridges in Colorado MPS
NRHP Reference#: 02001147[1]
Added to NRHP: October 15, 2002

The Cherry Creek Bridge is a concrete arch bridge spanning Cherry Creek near Franktown, Colorado. State Highway 83 runs atop it. It was built in 1948 by J.H.& N.M. Monaghan & Associates and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located within Castlewood Canyon State Park.

Its design and construction are credited to the Colorado Department of Highways and J.H.& N.M. & Associates.[1]

It was a post-war exception to the practice of using lighter concrete bridge designs in the state.[2] :77

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