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Photograph caption dated May 23, 1956 reads, "Path Of Leap From Colorado St. Bridge - Homer Robbins, 43, Plunged 100 Feet, Through Roof of Barracks - and He's Still Alive!" The Colorado Street Bridge was designed and built in 1913 by the Kansas City (MO)-based firm of J.A.L. Waddell. With a span of 1,486 feet and known for its distinctive Beaux Arts arches, lights, and railings, the bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.