Add this to a list of "Things I do not like." Suspension bridges, that move and shake and you can look through the boards and see a thousand feet down. This bridge would be on my big "nope" list. Nope, not going back and I did it once, no need to walk across it again. Also, how do I begin to catch up on this blog with a move out of state and over two years worth of travel barely touched. I guess I will begin with whatever I feel like posting. This bridge spans the Arkansas River which I find fascinating for a few reasons; one being Spiro is near it.
What is a gorge? Why is this one "royal," you might ask. I do not know why it is the Royal Gorge, but I will soon, because I'm going to search for this information on google.
We visited the Gorge on June 7th at the beginning of our annual road trip.
I did walk across this.
This great American river, which traverses Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. You can see more posts about it here: http://www.expeditionoklahoma.com/2013/04/wd-mayo-lock-and-dam-near-spiro-oklahoma.html
If you want an extreme view of the Royal Gorge bridge, you can see it from above.
Or from below, since you can take the train through the gorge.
I didn't take a lot of photographs here. I was pretty much ready to be off of the bridge. I'll drive over mountain passes any day (and I did). But I'm not a huge fan of bridges like this.
It is definitely a sight to see.
Here is the link for the official information... Royal Gorge Bridge.com don't worry - click on a link it takes you to a new window!