Monday, January 30, 2017
Adventure Scrapbook - Royal Gorge Bridge
Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado is one of the highest suspension bridges in the world at about 956 feet above the wild Arkansas River. It was built in 1929, and held the title of highest bridge in the world until 2001 when it was surpassed by the Liuguanghe Bridge in China. The bridge spans 880 feet between the towers and has a total length of 1,260 feet. Its construction is a steel base structure covered with 1292 wooden planks. Although the park is basically an amusement park with a tram and a zip-line crossing the Royal Gorge, and other entertainments, it is also an area of stunning and unsurpassed beauty, and the park preserves the bridge and shares its historical significance with hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Whether you want an adrenaline rush of zip-lining across the gorge or just want to take in the amazing scenery, this site is worth a stop.