Canyon Rim Trail Bridge
Submitted by Kiewit New Mexico Co.
Strikingly placed along a canyon slope, this $477,000, three-span bridge is located in a remote Los Alamos area that was difficult for crews to access. It provides a safe trail for pedestrians through rough terrain across steep slopes, to connect 1.5 miles of trail for visitors to enjoy the area’s mountain scenery. With weathered steel and wood decking incorporated into the design, the 280-ft-long bridge integrates into the surrounding landscape. Spanning from one side of the canyon to the other, the bridge features overlook platforms for visitors to enjoy vistas of adjacent canyons and wildlife. The span’s colors merge with the area’s distinctive pinion pine trees, providing a complementary aesthetic for visitors.
Owner: Los Alamos County
Design Engineer: Wilson & Company Inc., Engineers & Architects
General Contractor: Kiewit New Mexico Co.
Bridge Manufacturer: Arizona Structure Technologies, Inc.