Prowers Bridge

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Prowers Bridge
Prowers Bridge.JPG
The Bridge in 2013.
Prowers Bridge is located in Colorado
Prowers Bridge
Prowers Bridge is located in the US
Prowers Bridge
Location County Road 34
Nearest city Prowers, Colorado
Coordinates 38°5′37″N 102°46′3″W / 38.09361°N 102.76750°W / 38.09361; -102.76750Coordinates: 38°5′37″N 102°46′3″W / 38.09361°N 102.76750°W / 38.09361; -102.76750
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1902
Built by Pueblo Bridge Co.
Architectural style Camelback & Pratt Through
MPS Vehicular Bridges in Colorado TR
NRHP reference # 85000189[1]
Added to NRHP February 4, 1985

The Prowers Bridge over the Arkansas River near Prowers, Colorado is a historic bridge that was built in 1902 by the Pueblo Bridge Co.. It includes 3 Camelback truss, 2 Pratt through truss and one Pratt pony truss components. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1][2]

It is the last surviving out of more than 6 multispan bridges built during 1890-1910 that crossed the wide floodplains of the lower Arkansas River.[2]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Clayton Fraser and Carl Hallberg (December 18, 1983). "HABS/HAER Inventory: Prowers Bridge / Bridge over Arkansas River;state survey no.:BE01" (PDF). National Park Service.  and accompanying photo from 1983