This is a great bridge.
I, Zeb the Duck, and Soapy Smith Duck, crossed the Rainbow Arch Bridge over the South Platte River in Fort Morgan. This bridge was built in 1922 and 1923.
The bridge was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1984. A few years later, in 1992, Rainbow Arch Bride was designated as a Colorado Civil Engineering Landmark.
The eleven arches on this bridge are great. In 1911 James Barney Marsh, an engineer and bridge designer, received the patent for reinforced concrete arch bridges. This bridge is 1100 feet long and 90 feet wide.
Rainbow Arch Bridge survived several floods, and now the bridge is open for pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
Another road has been built for automobile and regular traffic.
The Rainbow Arch Bridge in Fort Morgan is the only bridge of this type in Colorado and one of the longest in the country. This bridge, crossing the South Platt River, is on Colorado Highway 52, less than one mile north of I-76 at exit 80. You should see this bridge. It is really an architectural masterpiece.