Subject: Buildings, Architecture and Roadside America
Postcard Location: Colorado
Postcard Era: 1930s
Location Acquired: Facebook Market Place
Date Acquired: 03/01/2016
Date Digitized: 08/30/2019
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Because of its narrow confines, the view from the bottom of the Royal Gorge is perhaps more exciting than from the top. Each daylight passenger train stops at the hanging bridge which is almost directly under the suspension bridge at the top as well as being almost directly at the foot of the incline railway. the combination of views of the high bridge overhead, the steep railway descending, the towering walls of the gorge on each side, the dashing river, coupled with the each of the locomotive thru the gorge and the black smoke swirling up the great walls, is very effective.
We were a mile below this bridge on a steel gany in 1929 for five weeks at the time this bridge was being built. Use to hike up to this bridge of an afternoon lots of wild deer and mountain goats here.
“Dating Postcards,” Smithsonian Institution Archives.
“Wish You Were Here!: The Story of the Golden Age of Picture Postcards in the United States,” Fred Bassett, New York State Library.
“Postal History,” US Postal Service.