The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, locally known as the “Gorge Bridge” and the “High Bridge”, is a steel deck arch bridge across the Rio Grande Gorge 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Taos, New Mexico. According to Wikipedia, the bridge is 565 feet (172 m) above the Rio Grande, is the seventh highest bridge in the United States and 82nd highest bridge in the world.
The construction of the Gorge Bridge was started in 1963 and completed in 1965. A $2.4 million “facelift” to the bridge was completed in September 2012. This year-long project included repair and restoration work to the 50-year-old bridge including structural steelwork, a new concrete deck surface, new sidewalks, ramps, curbs, and gutters.
The Rio Grande Gorge begins near the Colorado border, approximately 50-mile (80 km) gorge, runs from northwest to southeast of Taos, New Mexico,