Genesee Bridge Overlook - Golden, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 42.605 W 105° 17.688
13S E 474729 N 4395621
Quick Description: This stunning view is taken from the shoulder of the 'Most Beautiful Bridge' looking west towards the Colorado Rockies Front Range.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 2/2/2014 11:47:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMK2CX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cynwood
Views: 7

Long Description:
This bridge was specially designed to preserve the view when drivers crest the hill to see the stunning mountaintops. There is parking nearby at N 39° 42.569, W 105° 17.674.

About the bridge (WMFZPP)

Designed by architect Frank Lundberg in 1970, this bridge is supported by a continuous steel box girder with a span length of 180' and a total length of 218'. This bridge was the first continuous steel box girder bridge built in Colorado. The structure design eliminated a center pier in order to allow westbound travelers an unobstructed, picturesque view of the Rocky Mountains as they approach the interchange at the top of a hill.

The American Institute of Steel Construction (visit link) recognized it as one of the Prize Bridges of 1971, the first time the award had been given to a Colorado bridge since the competition began in 1928.

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Physical Address:
I-70 and Road 40 (Genesee Exit)
Golden, CO USA

Description of Postcard Location:
On the shoulder of the bridge looking west.

Parking Coordinates: N 39° 42.569 W 105° 17.674

Related Web Site: Not listed

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