Robert Eugene Bridges October 24, 1936 – March 28, 2005 |

Robert Eugene Bridges October 24, 1936 – March 28, 2005

Robert Bridges, 68, of Rifle, died at the home of a friend, Thomas (Ghost) Shea, Monday, March 28, 2005.Bridges was born in New York state to Alice and Lee Bridges.He was a Navy veteran. He worked for many years as a high-structure steelworker, during which time he helped build the World Trade Center, as well as many other well-known buildings and bridges. He was a full bridgeman ironworker when he retired.Bob worked as a cross-country truck driver before settling in Colorado to work with horses. He was well-known for his love of horses, the outdoors and the Moose Lodge.He is survived by his children, Mary Beth Kinston; of Huntsville, Ala.; Aaron Bridges, of Kingston, N.Y.; Jason Zimmerman and Thane Zimmerman, both of Saugerties, N.Y.; and daughter Desiree, of California; brothers Tom Bridges, of High Falls, N.Y., and Mike Bridges, of Washington, D.C.; sisters Doris McDonald, of Metter, Ga., and Alice Suhl, of High Falls; and many nieces, nephews and friends.The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to all who were there to help in his final days, with special thanks to Ghost Shea, Ann and Bill, Darla, Dick and Betty Lynch, Bill Reeves, Harry Naugle and everyone at the Rifle Moose Lodge.A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Rifle Moose Lodge, 133 E. Third St. in Rifle.

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