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Old Hereford Bridge

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Photo taken by James McCray in February 2018

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Description 

First span constructed by the Midland Bridge Company in 1913. Second span added in 1915 and third span added in 1927.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over San Pedro River on Old Charlestown Rd
Location
Cochise County, Arizona
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Builder
- Midland Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Three-span Warren pony truss.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 267.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 30, 1988
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.62598, -110.17434   (decimal degrees)
31°37'34" N, 110°10'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/578303/3499274 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 88001659 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
AZ 09214 (Arizona bridge number)
BH 80449 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2018: New photos from C Hanchey
  • February 17, 2018: New Street View added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Old Hereford Bridge
Posted July 8, 2022, by Mark Christoph (mdinaz98 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is mis-named. Hereford was a separate town 14 miles down river from this bridge. This bridge is outside the old mining town of Charleston, not "Charlestown". The road is named after the old town of Charleston which is less than a mile upriver from this bridge. It served the nearby Tombstone stamp mills and local ranchers along the river and was abandoned in the 1890s when the mines closed. Little remains today. The bridge was closed to traffic in the 1950s when the new bridge was built and the road realigned.