Denver Millennium Bridge, Denver

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The Denver Millennium Bridge is the world’s first cable-stayed bridge using post-tensioned structural construction. Its 200-foot (61m) white tapered steel mast rises above Denver’s northwestern skyline, connected to the bridge deck and foundation anchors by steel cables. This unique footbridge crosses railroad tracks and the regional light rail system, climbing no higher than 25 feet (8m) above street level, thereby minimizing the height pedestrians must climb. Located near LoDo (Denver’s lower downtown),in Riverfront Park, the Millennium Bridge connects the popular 16th Street Mall with the Commons Park in the Central Platte Valley District of the Union Station neighborhood. The bridge is the first of three pedestrian bridges between Downtown Denver and the Highland neighborhood.
The name, Denver Millennium Bridge, honors a milestone in time and in Denver’s architectural development. To meet the structural challenge of spanning 130 feet (40m) without a steep increase in elevation, the deck’s structure must be as thin as possible while remaining stable. This suspension bridge uses a steel frame that derives its stiffness from tension by using a single mast that is tilted toward one end of the bridge. Cables supporting the bridge deck are welded to both sides of the mast, but cable to foundation anchors attach to the mast only from the side of the bridge toward which the mast is tilted.
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  • What a cool place to stop in Denver we had lunch right outside of the bridge we parked in the parking garage which was simple and now we’re walking over to the park very nice.  more »
  • Attractive, artistic pedestrian bridge between Union Station and Convergence Park. Cool art on both ends. 45 steps up from Union Station and 47 steps down towards Convergence Park.  more »
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  • I love this bridge. It takes a bit of work to get up the stairs but there is an elevator for those who need it. I recommend walking over it to the Platte river at night during a date. Very romantic!
  • Did not expect to see any of these sites in downtown Denver. We were amazed at how gorgeous everything was. We were able to capture some beautiful pictures and create long lasting memories

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