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Cameron Suspension Bridge

Photos 

Three-Quarter View, Facing North

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #142932

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Currently owned by Questar Southern Trails Pipeline. Appears to be in use as a bridge for communications conduit.

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Little Colorado River on US 89
Location
Cameron, Coconino County, Arizona
Status
Closed to all traffic, it is fenced off on each side of the bridge Carries pipeline / conduit
History
Built 1911; bypassed 1959
Builders
- Midland Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
- Midland Steel Co. (Midland Bridge Co.)
Design
Wire suspension with stiffening truss
Dimensions
Total length: 660.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 5, 1986
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.87722, -111.41188   (decimal degrees)
35°52'38" N, 111°24'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/462820/3970409 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cameron North
Elevation
4168 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
NRHP 86001206 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 43035 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • February 26, 2015: New photos from Steve Conro
  • November 29, 2014: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • October 17, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 23, 2013: Updated by Brad Smith: Added category "Pipeline"
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Removed "Bridge Lost": corrected ownership; Add Altitude
  • September 6, 2009: Updated by J.P.: Bypass date
  • August 7, 2009: Updated by J.P.: update location
  • August 5, 2009: Updated by J.P.: updated coordinates, bridge builder, national registry, and bridge type
  • August 4, 2009: New photos from James McCray
  • July 27, 2009: New photos from J.P.
  • July 18, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey

Sources 

  • Kim Harvey
  • HAER AZ-34 - Cameron Suspension Bridge
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com