Cherry Creek Bridge

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Cherry Creek Bridge
Cherry Creek Bridge.jpg
Coordinates39°19′41″N 104°44′3.5″W / 39.32806°N 104.734306°W / 39.32806; -104.734306Coordinates: 39°19′41″N 104°44′3.5″W / 39.32806°N 104.734306°W / 39.32806; -104.734306
Cherry Creek Bridge
Nearest cityFranktown, Colorado
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectColorado Department of Highways; Monaghan, J.H.& N.M. & Associates
Architectural styleTwo-rib open-spandrel arch
MPSHighway Bridges in Colorado MPS
NRHP reference #02001147[1]
CSRHP #5DA.1519
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 2002
CarriesPassenger vehicles
CrossesCherry Creek
Localenear Franktown, Colorado
Total length374 ft (114 m)
Width29.8 ft (9.1 m)
Longest span232 ft (71 m)
Construction end1948

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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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Clayton B. Fraser. (March 30, 2000). "Highway Bridges in Colorado MPS". National Park Service.