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Bridges in the Rocky Mountain States

Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado


Horse bridge over the Lochsa River

 thumbnail - Eagle Mountain Trail horse bridge over the Lochsa River

The famous Lolo Trail, now paralleled by a modern road, follows the north bank of the Lochsa River for many miles. A few primitive roads and a lot of trails head north into wilderness and timber country, but the south bank and the mountains behind are less developed. To provide access the Forest Service has built a few bridges, designed for horses and mule trains, not cars, that lead into trail networks. Note the high railings and the single track down the middle.

Lolo Pass Highway, Idaho

August 3, 2014
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Historic Snake River Owlsey Bridge

 thumbnail - Historic Owsley Bridge

The historic Owsley Bridge (1927) over the Snake River at Hagerman was designed to carry a railroad..

near Hagerman, Idaho

July 25, 2005
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Bliss and Hagerman

American Falls Bridge

 thumbnail - American Falls Dam, where the falls used to be

American Falls Dam, where the falls used to be

, Idaho

July 2, 2000
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Idaho Falls

The Perrine Bridge over the Snake River in Twin Falls

Official site: Perrine Bridge (HighestBridges.com)

Wikipedia article: Perrine Bridge

 thumbnail - Perrine Bridge over the Snake River

The 454 foot high Perrine Bridge over the Snake River at Twin Falls, a mecca for BASE jumpers. It was between here and Shoshone Falls in 1974 that daredevil Evel Kneivel unsucessfully attempted to jump the canyon on a rocket-powered motorcycle.

Twin Falls, Idaho

July 26, 2005
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The new Hanson Bridge over the Snake River

This 350 foot (107 meter) high bridge was built in 1966 to replace a suspension bridge built which was the highest in North America when built in 1919.

Official site: Hansen 1966 Bridge (HighestBridges.com)

 thumbnail - Historic Hansen Crossing on the Snake River

The immense barrier of the Snake River gorge was first bridged here at Hansen Crossing

Snake River north of Hansen, Idaho

August 6, 2011
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Twin Falls Area

Concrete arch bridge on the Last Chance Ditch

 thumbnail - Last Chance Canal concrete arch bridge

The Bear River is diverted through an 1800 foot tunnel leading to this flume and canal. The concrete arch, remarkable when built in 1916, no longer supports the aqueduct but has been preserved for its historical significance.

on the Bear River, east of Grace, Idaho

July 26, 2014
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Bear River

Tanner Canal crosses the Bear River

 thumbnail - Tanner Canal Bridge over the Bear River

This is a branch of the historic Last Chance Canal. Together they provide irrigation water for the Gem Valley near Grace.

on the Bear River, east of Grace, Idaho

July 26, 2014
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Bridge over the Yellowstone River at Gardiner

 thumbnail - The Yellowstone River at Gardiner

Gardiner is the main gateway community for the northern approach to Yellowstone National Park, and center for many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and river running. At one time tourists arrived here from the north by train, then transferred to horse-drawn stages or rode horses into the park.

Gardiner, Montana

August 2, 2014
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Gardiner and the Yellowstone River

Missouri River Bridge in Great Falls, Montana

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The Central Avenue Bridge over the Missouri River and the Milwauke Road railway station

Great Falls, Montana

July 12, 2013
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Fishing Bridge over the Yellowstone River

 thumbnail - Fishing Bridge crosses the Yellowstone River where it exits Yellowstone Lake

The Fishing Bridge stretch of the Yellowstone River is where Yellowstone Lake's cuththroat trout spawn, and at certain times of year one can see thousands of them from the bridge. Fishing has always been allowed in national parks (but not hunting) and for many years there would be a line of anglers standing shoulder to shoulder on this bridge, hauling them out. This had a predictable impact on the fish population and has been prohibited since 1973.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

July 31, 2014
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Firehole River Bridge

 thumbnail - Hot water spills into the Firehole River at Midway Geyser Basin

Hot water spills into the Firehole River at Midway Geyser Basin

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

June 30, 2000
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Midway Geyser Basin

The Warren Bridge over the GreenRiver

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The Warren Bridge is bracketed by stretches of Green River fishing opportunities both north and south

Green River northwest of Pinedale, Wyoming

July 2, 2013
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Upper Green River

Bridge over the Green River at Green River Lake

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The Green River flows swift and deep at the outlet from Green River Lake

Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming

July 2, 2013
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Green River Lakes

The Sublette Cutoff Bridge over the Green River

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The Sublette Cutoff of the Oregon Trail is still signed as such

Sublette Cutoff bridge over the Green River, south of La Barge, Wyoming

June 30, 2013
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Oregon Trail at the Green River

Bridge over the Sweetwater River at historic Sixth Crossing

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, Wyoming

July 4, 2008
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Sweetwater River

Bridge over the Colorado River at Fruita

 thumbnail - Colorado River at Fruita

High water flow in early summer. The cliffs of Colorado National Monument are seen across the river to the south.

Colorado National Monument, Colorado

June 12, 2014
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Glenwood Springs pedestrian and highway bridges

 thumbnail - Colorado River at Glenwood Springs

Colorado River, the railroad, and Interstate 70, at Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

July 19, 2009
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San Miguel River Bridge at Telluride

 thumbnail - San Miguel River bridge at Telluride Town Park

The top end of Telluride town connects across the San Miguel River with the Town Park, site of recreational and festival facilities.

Telluride, Colorado

June 11, 2014
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The rickety old Ophir Bridge

 thumbnail - Old mine below the Ophir Needles

An old mine mill building and the original bridge on the Ophir Road. The Ophir Needles rise high above.

Ophir, south of Telluride, Colorado

June 10, 2014
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South Platte River bridges in Denver

 thumbnail - Tubing channel at Confluence Park on the South Platte River

Tubing channel at Confluence Park on the South Platte River

Denver, Colorado

July 25, 2009
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