Connects: Colorado River
Rifle, CO – Bridge
The Rifle Bridge is a historic bridge built in 1909. This bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A sign on the bridge reads, “Bridge closed to all traffic trespassers will be prosecuted by order of Garfield County Commissioners.” This is a historic bridge in Rifle, CO.
More information about the Rifle Bridge can be found at:
National Register of Historic Places – Rifle Bridge
Wikipedia – List of Bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Colordao
The Rifle Bridge is historically significant as a regionally important crossing of the Colorado River – the most expensive contracted for by Garfield County. Its Pennsylvania through span is the longest among the pinned trusses left in the state and is one of only two of its type in the survey; the Parker through is one of only two and is the longest of its type, and the two combined to form one bridge is unique. Erected by important Colorado bridge contractor C.G. Sheely, the Rifle Bridge is a visually striking long-span truss – one of Colorado’s most significant vehicular bridges.”