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Rio Grande Gorge - New Mexico

Updated: Sep 9

The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, locally known as the "Gorge Bridge" or the "High Bridge", is a steel deck arch bridge across the Rio Grande Gorge 10 miles northwest of Taos, New Mexico, United States. Roughly 600 ft above the Rio Grande, it is the tenth highest bridge in the United States.

The bridge was started in 1963 and completed in 1965. It was dedicated on September 10, 1965 and is a part of U.S. Route 64, a major east–west road. The span is 1,280 feet: two 300-foot-long approach spans with a 600-foot-long main center span.


Currently the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado is the highest US bridge at 955 feet.


We recommend going to this bridge if you are in the area. There are scenic overlooks on both sides and you can walk across it. Since this would be a short visit, it’s not a location you want to go out of your way to visit.


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Website: https://taos.org/what-to-do/landmark-sites/rio-grande-gorge-bridge/




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