The Longest Wooden Suspension Bridge in Utah, in Dewey. The classic, historic bridge was burned in 2008 and replaced.
Built in 1916 – Restored in 2000
The Dewey Bridge, constructed in 1916, is on the National Register of Historic Places. In its prime it was designed to support the weight of 6 horses, 3 wagons and 9000 pounds of freight. It is significant for its outstanding Engineering Accomplishment and for its Historic role as a vital transportation and commercial link connecting Southeastern Utah with Colorado and other points east. In the early decades of the twentieth century, Moab and other Southeastern Utah towns were dependent on communities in Western Colorado for everyday supplies, and markets for their agricultural products. This Bridge, which spans the formidable natural barrier of the Colorado River, was the first to provide a direct connection. Dewey Bridge is Utah’s longest suspension bridge, and at the time of its construction, was the second longest suspension bridge west of the Mississippi. It is also the State’s longest clear span bridge.