Cherry Creek Bridge

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Cherry Creek Bridge
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39°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 city Franktown, Colorado
Area less than one acre
Architect Colorado Department of Highways; Monaghan, J.H.& N.M. & Associates
Architectural style Two-rib open-spandrel arch
MPS Highway Bridges in Colorado MPS
NRHP Reference # 02001147[1]
CSRHP # 5DA.1519
Added to NRHP October 15, 2002
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

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 Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Clayton B. Fraser. (March 30, 2000). "Highway Bridges in Colorado MPS" (PDF). National Park Service.