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Bridge over Fountain Creek (Manitou Avenue)

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Bridge over Fountain Creek
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
Bridge over Fountain Creek.JPG
Bridge over Fountain Creek, Old Mans Trail, eastern end of Memorial Park.
Bridge over Fountain Creek (Manitou Avenue) is located in Colorado
Bridge over Fountain Creek (Manitou Avenue)
Bridge over Fountain Creek (Manitou Avenue) is located in the United States
Bridge over Fountain Creek (Manitou Avenue)
Location502 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, Colorado
Coordinates38°51′28.15″N 104°54′37.13″W / 38.8578194°N 104.9103139°W / 38.8578194; -104.9103139Coordinates: 38°51′28.15″N 104°54′37.13″W / 38.8578194°N 104.9103139°W / 38.8578194; -104.9103139
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The Bridge over Fountain Creek, located in the Manitou Springs Historic District, Manitou Springs, Colorado, is a contributing property to a National Register of Historic Places listing.[1] The stonework bridge is one of the 80 sites listed in the Manitou Springs Historic District.[2]

Original bridge[edit]

Prior to the construction of the stone "Bridge over Fountain Creek" over Old Man's Trail, there was a bridge constructed to deliver visitors to the Manitou House Hotel. The hotel, the first in Manitou Springs, was built by William Jackson Palmer and William Abraham Bell, who had founded the resort town.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Manitou Springs Historic District
  • List of Manitou Springs Historic District buildings


  1. National Register of Historic Places in El Paso County, Colorado. American Dreams. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  2. Manitou Springs Historic District Nomination Form. History Colorado. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Historic Structures Assessment Report: Historic Stone Bridges and Retaining Walls" (PDF). Atkinson-Nolan and Associates and the Collaborative, inc. for The City of Manitou Springs. p. 7. Retrieved May 18, 2013.

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