How long is the Royal Gorge Bridge over the Arkansas River in Colorado?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

The Royal Gorge Bridge is 1260 feet long.

The Royal Gorge Bridge near Canon City, Colorado is in the middle of a theme park.  It is an 18 foot wide suspension bridge made of wooden planks built in 1929.  The bridge is suspended from 150 foot tall towers.

The bridge is quite a feat, and it was created for the sole purpose of being a tourist attraction.  If you’re not scared by being on a wooden bridge, being 150 feet off the ground for over a thousand feet should do it!


Approved by eNotes Editorial Team

We’ll help your grades soar

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-Hour Free Trial