El Prado, NM

Spanning 1,280 feet wide, and 565 feet high, the colloquially known “Gorge Bridge” or “High Bridge” is a sight to be seen. This steel deck arch bridge dates back to the 1960s, and was constructed as part of U.S. Route 64 by engineer, Charles E. Reed.

Currently the seventh highest bridge in the United States, 82nd highest bridge in the world, and registered U.S. National Historic Place, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge accommodates bridge-crossers on foot, or on its nearby paved overlook. Either way, expect expansive views of the wild, northern New Mexico landscape, rushing river, and perhaps even a few eagles soaring overhead.


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