National Geographic : 1932 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by George L. Beam ROYAL GORGE, WHERE THE ARKANSAS RIVER BREAKS THROUGH TO THE PLAINS Unique engineering records have been made in this deep chasm. In the background is the famous Hanging Bridge, where a railway is suspended from steel girders rooted in both walls of the narrow canyon. Overhead the highest suspension bridge in the world, I,o53 feet above the river, extends from cliff to cliff. This lacy span, 880 feet long, carries over the gorge a scenic highway from Canyon City, six miles away.