Endangered Places
Cottonwood Creek Bridge

Vincent Dr. over Cottonwood Creek
Circa: 1923

Completed in 1923, this cantilevered, concrete deck, girder bridge was an integral part of the North-South Highway, a main artery through Colorado during the early decades of the 20th century.

Comprised of four 53-foot spans, it is one of four remaining concrete girder bridges the highway department designed and built in the 1920s employing cantilevering to achieve long span lengths, thus distinguishing it from the scores of concrete slab and beam bridges constructed during this period.

The bridge’s design incorporated hammered concrete treatment on the spandrels and cast concrete balusters forming the guardrails.

National Register 10/12/2001.