Rainbow Arch Bridge
From the day of its opening in August 1923, Rainbow Arch Bridge drew praise for its visual elegance; when, twelve years later, it withstood a devastating flood with nary a shudder, the span gained fame for its sturdiness, too. The first bridge to employ James B. Marsh's popular open-spandrel design, Rainbow Arch survived a second flood in 1965, but its narrow roadway couldn't keep up with the rising tide of Fort Morgan's traffic. City officials reluctantly closed the beloved structure in 1987, but after a five-year rehabilitation effort Rainbow Arch reopened to pedestrians
Erected 1999 by Colorado Historical Society. (Marker Number 224.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
Location. 40° 16.044′ N, 103° 48.076′ W. Marker is in Fort Morgan, Colorado, in Morgan County. Marker is on State Highway 52 0.1 miles north of Interstate 76, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Morgan CO 80701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sugar Beets (here, next to this marker); Watching River Wildlife (here, next to this marker); Rainbow Arch Bridge (here, next to this marker); Old Fort Morgan (approx. half a mile away).
Categories. • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 838 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.