Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

The epic steel bridge along US Hwy 64 that spans an incredible 600ft deep section of the Rio Grande Gorge, just West of Taos, New Mexico.

Gorge Bridge Stats

Height from
Rio Grande

600 ft

Bridge Height
Rank (US)


The Gorge Bridge

The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, or the “Gorge Bridge” is a steel deck arch bridge across the Rio Grande Gorge 10 miles (16 km) 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. Designed and built by Charles E. Reed, Chief Bridge Engineer, and Herman Tachau, Principal Bridge Designer. 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 (390 m): two 300-foot-long (91 m) approach spans with a 600-foot-long (180 m) main center span.

The bridge is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and the N.M. State Register of Cultural Properties.

The bridge has appeared in several films, including Natural Born Killers, Twins, White Sands, She’s Having a Baby, The Signal, Paul, Wild Hogs, and Terminator Salvation.

Info from Wikipedia.