Denver Footbridge Highland Bridge

Downtown Denver and NW Denver are separated by a busy Interstate. Pedestrians who wish to go back and forth have had to use the auto bridges.

Now thanks to the new pedestrian bridge across I-25 folks can easily traverse the highway. The bridge is still undergoing some finishing touches, but it's open.

The foot traffic doesn't seem to mind that the bridge isn't finished. In fact the day I took this photo, the traffic going back and forth was amazing. Walkers, joggers and cyclists were making their way back and forth.

Off hand I'd say this bridge is a huge success!

It doesn't matter which way you are going there is something to do or see on both sides.

Northwest Denver is a very special part of the city with many retail shops, bakeries, and corner grocery stores.

On the Downtown side of the bridge the immediate neighborhood is known as Riverfront. Here one has access to Elitch Gardens a Six Flags Amusement Park, Invesco Field at Mile High (Go Broncos!), Coors Field (Yeah Colorado Rockies!), Downtown Aquarium, Pepsi Center (home to Nuggets and Avalanche) Children's Museum, Denver Center of the Performing Arts and the REI store.

Riverfront in DenverCyclists using the bridge will be happy to know it is not necessary to dismount, just slow down and use the ramp. The Platte River Greenway is right there. You can go east to Cherry Creek, south to Chatfield or north to well let's say Wyoming!

Denver is not only the Base Camp for the Rockies, but an awesome playground for anyone who wants to be active and enjoy the movement of life.

Get out and enjoy it!