The images do not reflect the cold temperatures, of the Rio Grande Gorge near Taos New Mexico of the magnificent engineering marvel of the bridge, draped in the beauty of a morning sunrise.


One of America’s highest and most famous bridges, the route 64 crossing of the Rio Grande near Taos, New Mexico was completed in 1965. A well-proportioned cantilever truss with an attractive, curvilinear profile, the bridge received the American Institute of Steel Construction’s award for “Most Beautiful …


The bridge was started in 1963 and completed in 1965 and dedicated on September 10, 1965. The span is 1,280 feet (390 m): two 300-foot-long (91 m) approach spans with a 600-foot-long (180 m) main center span.

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In 1966 the American Institute of Steel Construction awarded the bridge “Most Beautiful Steel Bridge” in the “Long Span” category.


A $2.4 million “facelift” to the bridge was completed in September 2012. This year-long project included repair and restoration work to the 50-year-old bridge including structural steelwork, a new concrete deck surface, new sidewalks, ramps, curbs, and gutters.

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As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

7 thoughts on ““Gorge.””
  1. Once again, beautiful photos.

    1. Hey, thanks Joseph. I was disappointed with not capturing any snow landscapes, but the snow is coming.

  2. Thanks for sharing. Now I can avoid that route…lol…I am not good with heights. But I love the pictures. Hope everything is going great.

    1. Hey, Larry. it is been cold and I may be heading back to Florida for the winter. 🙂 Brrrrrrrr

  3. 😘😘😘

    Sent from my iPhone


  4. It is beautiful!
    And we are sure it was a crisp cold morning too!

    1. I’m adjusting to the cold temperatures. 🙂

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