The Royal Gorge Bridge

The Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest suspension bridge in the world, which spans the Arkansas River near Canon City, Colorado. The bridge is 1,053 feet above the river, and was built mainly as a tourist attraction in 1929.

Numerous people have skydived from the bridge, which is frowned upon by authorities. Some of the attractions in the area include:

The main sign describing the Royal Gorge Bridge. First glimpse of the bridge from the parking log. The vertical railroad to the gorge bottom.
The main sign describing the Royal Gorge Bridge. First glimpse of the bridge from the parking log. The vertical railroad to the gorge bottom.
Another view on the bridge from the lookout. A sign notating the height of the bridge. On the bridge looking down the length.
Another view on the bridge from the lookout. A sign notating the height of the bridge. On the bridge looking down the length.
A close-up of the main suspension cable. The anchor block that holds the cables. A nice view on the bridge spanning the gorge.
A close-up of the main suspension cable. The anchor block that holds the cables. A nice view on the bridge spanning the gorge.
My friend Randy posing, bridge in background. An employee cleaning the cable car cables. The Royal Gorge Railroad at the gorge bottom.
My friend Randy posing, bridge in background. An employee cleaning the cable car cables. The Royal Gorge Railroad at the gorge bottom.