Blast from the Past: Highland Bridge

On a warm summer evening with Interstate 25 closed in both directions and about 100 onlookers gathered along Central Street in Lower Highland, the center span of the Highland Bridge was raised into place. I took this photo around 1:00 AM on Sunday, August 6, 2006.

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With the bridge’s opening several months later, the relationship between Downtown Denver and Northwest Denver had fundamentally changed. A strong pedestrian link connecting Lower Highland with Platte Street, Riverfront Park, Union Station, and Lower Downtown had been forged.

By | 2016-12-27T17:59:18+00:00 January 30, 2016|Categories: Blast from the Past, Infrastructure, Urbanism|Tags: |Comments Off on Blast from the Past: Highland Bridge