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The Arkansas Valley Flywheelers put on a big tractor show in August of 2009. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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This pretty gazebo was destroyed in the 2013 fire. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Southwest cable anchorage. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The 1983 rehab was done by Wilolamb International of Muskogee, Oklahoma. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Royal Gorge postcard.


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The station in Cañon City for the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The railway line has always been intertwined with the success of the bridge. This relationship created quite a bit of drama in the late 1990s when a mining businessman bought the air rights above the rail line and decided to raise the annual fee the park would have to pay to have the bridge cross over the line. Writer Eric Dexheimer wrote an engrossing and colorful article on the fight that ensued between the Cañon City council and the new property owner. Read it Here: The Royal Grudge Bridge

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Rafters pass beneath the famous Hanging bridge. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Part of the 1983 rehab included the addition of wind cables beneath the bridge. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The northeast wind cable anchor required a truss tower support. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The northwest wind cable anchor. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The southwest wind cable anchor. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com

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Rafters float 955 feet (291 meters) below the bridge deck. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The famous incline railway was installed in 1931. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Only a small section in the middle has 4 rails to allow the two carriages to pass. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Early Royal Gorge postcard.


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A sightseeing helicopter plunges into the gorge. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The Royal Gorge train is a separate attraction a mile west of the bridge. The 3 mile round trip excursion goes to a lookout platform at the edge of the gorge with a spectacular view of the bridge. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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This is no kiddie train as there are several large trestles 25 feet in height. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Point Alta Vista is perched on the edge of the Arkansas River canyon. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The view from Point Alta Vista. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Royal Gorge Bridge and Park map.

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