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Railroad overpass on Colorado Highway 24 leading to Red Cliff. This was the route to Red Cliff prior to the construction of the Red Cliff arch bridge. [Red Cliff Bridge Construction photo 1]
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Photo postcard showing the Red Cliff Bridge, opened in 1941. A Denver & Rio Grande train is coming from Red Cliff, headed toward Gilman, alongside the very clear Eagle River. At the left is the Lover's Leap cliffs. On the right is the cut in the lower rocks for the road down to Red Cliff. At the center of the photo above the bridge can be seen the tailings from Hornsilver Mine with Butter Flats (clearing) just above that.
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Looking through the arch (under construction) of the Red Cliff Bridge downward to the lower bridge leading into Red Cliff. Railroad tracks visible. Snow on the ground. "Each [arch] rib came in six sections weighing from 17 to 22 tons apiece. The rib sections were hauled by truck from the depot, about a quarter of a mile away, to the highway bridge directly under the high line [of the arch]..." --CHD Bridge Engineer King Burghardt, in Historical...
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Lover's Leap rock formation which marks the access to Red Cliff. Hoist on the top of the formation indicates the construction period for the Red Cliff arch bridge on Highway 24 (1938-1939). Railroad tracks in foreground. [Red Cliff Bridge construction photo 2]
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Blasting to create a road to the approach to the new Red Cliff arch bridge. Railroad bridge over the Eagle River visible at right foreground. [Red Cliff Bridge construction photo 5]