Do You Remember When Western Colorado’s Bridges Weren’t So Good? [PHOTOS]
How would you like to walk home from school and have to cross a bridge straight out of an Indiana Jones movie? Death looms at every turn. Well, there was a time when the bridges in Western Colorado weren't quite as nice as they are today.
Take a look at this bridge. It must have been designed by the same guys who designed the Death Star from Star Wars. As you may recall, that thing didn't have a single railing... anywhere! Stormtroopers were falling to their deaths right and left. Well, in this case, it's innocent children facing peril on the old Main Street bridge. Fortunately, it was torn down a long time ago. To this day, though, you can still see the old footers.
Back in September, 1948, Grand Junction's Grand River Bridge looked like the bridge out of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. You remember, the bridge where Indy just about met his maker.
Of course, the art of building bridges has a come a long way in the last 70 years. Is that truck really supposed to be out in the middle of the river?