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Posted March 17, 2017, by Topher (ksufan88 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Satellite imagery on Google Maps shows a portion of this bridge is still intact north of the new bridge.

Posted September 14, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Its just pathetic and sad that this bridge is not being left standing next to its replacement. What on earth is it in the way of?! To say its in the middle of nowhere is an understatement. The United Kingdom routinely leaves historic bridges standing next to their replacements... and its a lot more crowded over there than rural Arizona!

Posted July 27, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge will be getting a suicide barrier. I will never understand suicide barriers. In Toronto they did this for a bridge and while it stopped bridge jumpers, the total suicides in the city did not decrease, people found other ways to do it. Take this bridge for example. If they put up a barrier, what's to keep people from simply jumping into the gorge from any other location? Seems like falling off any part of this deep/shear canyon would be fatal. http://verdenews.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&Art...

Meanwhile those of us who enjoy the view will have that obstructed with a barrier.

Posted June 26, 2016, by Regina watkins (Regina7watkins [at] gmail [dot] co)

My family and I visited the ruins at Two Guns AZ and took the dirt road leading to the arch bridge. When we came to the bridge we were uncertain of what to do. Hesitantly we crossed the bridge in two vehicals, a 12 passenger econoline and a Durango (we had a total of 13 passengers). Then we had to come back that way. I will never do it again, but I am glad to say the bridge proved to be sound.

Posted June 26, 2016, by Regina watkins (Regina7watkins [at] gmail [dot] co)

My family and I visited the ruins at Two Guns AZ and took the dirt road leading to the arch bridge. When we came to the bridge we were uncertain of what to do. Hesitantly we crossed the bridge in two vehicals, a 12 passenger econoline and a Durango (we had a total of 13 passengers). Then we had to come back that way. I will never do it again, but I am glad to say the bridge proved to be sound.

Posted February 8, 2016, by Alan Walker (awalker1829 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge replaced the earlier 4th Avenue underpass. The new bridge carries the UP (former Southern Pacific) Railroad over 4th Avenue and the Sun Link street railway line.

Posted June 22, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

No one has commented on the unusual design of this bridge. This photo gallery on Flick has high-res photos in which the key details can be seen... hinges and skewbacks at the piers, indicating an arch design. Also note pin and/or hinge directly above these point at the top chord. Further, note the rocker bearings at the ends of the bridge... the end spans do indeed appear to function as truss spans, as near as I can tell based on this evidence.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/darrensrides/sets/721576257136...

Posted June 21, 2015, by David Lambert (Dlambert3 [at] comcast [dot] net)

Henry Randolph Holbrook was the chief engineer that was responsible the construction of the Canyon Diablo Trestle bridge. It took 15 months to build from July 6, 1880 to December 31, 1881. The town of Holbrook AZ was named after him.

Information verified by The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company. (1983 by Bill Burk, Vice President Public Relations)

Henry Randolph HolBrook was my Great great uncle.

Posted April 8, 2015, by Chas Johnson. (Chas john 2001 at yahoo dot com (no spaces) )

I have a photo of the original 1882 trestle. I will scan and post soon.

My father rode the Santa Fe to California around 1912. The pic is in a booklet called "Along The Santa Fe".

Posted April 7, 2015, by David Johnson (dave [at] aaronswan [dot] com)

I am a civil engineer who recently inspected the Coolidge Dam bridges under contract for the owner (BIA). The bridges are currently open for vehicular traffic, not limited to pedestrians only. Although not posted now, we recommended a weight limit for the bridge. Also, the information we had showed construction was in 1928, not 1930, with reconstruction (I believe predominately in the spillway areas) in 1995. There are about 30+ additional bridges and culverts on BIA Rte 3 east and west of the dam that were constructed in the same period as the dam construction.

Posted April 2, 2015, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

AZDOT has announced plans to replace this bridge. http://azdot.gov/docs/default-source/planning/2016-2020-tent... Page 51.

Posted March 16, 2015, by Douglas Butler

I never known that there drawbridges in Arizona or at least one.

Posted February 1, 2015, by Joe Laquitara (j [dot] laquitara [at] cox [dot] net)

In the Air Force, stationed at Det 2 in Holbrook, AZ, we would go out to Chevlon Canyon and party on the little beach area and swim. One brave soul (won't mention his name for privacy)jumped from the bridge and ended up blowing both his knees out on impact. We had to rescue him from a raft. Quite the day! Lots of specs on the bridge but can't find the actual height. Anyone know?

Posted November 29, 2014, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

New span under construction just East of existing span.

Posted October 15, 2014, by David Zimmerman (dzimmerman [at] azdot [dot] gov)

Federal funds have been obtained, and planning is underway for the restoration of this bridge in 2015.

Posted August 31, 2014, by Anonymous

This bridge was replaced in 2009.

Posted May 24, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted May 24, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted May 24, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted May 24, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted September 30, 2013, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

based on the lattice on this bridge, pretty sure 1962 is a rehab date.

Posted August 22, 2013, by Robert Dennis (rdennis [at] toast [dot] net)

do you know why the Cottonwood Wash Bridge, on Hibbard Road, near Winslow, AZ was closed? I remember hearing that it was going to be permanently closed, I guess it was the late 1990s, but I never heard why. I drove across it at least 5 times and the road was in decent to rough condition, depending on location, but I cannot believe how much the old highway was been reclaimed by vegetation in that picture I saw on your page.

Posted July 19, 2013, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
Posted June 7, 2013, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

The passenger car seen in the Flickr view, part of a formerly attached bar/restaurant, was removed several years ago by the city.

Posted May 22, 2013, by Patrick Stratton (PatS [at] obayashi-usa [dot] com)

Tth construction engineering and construction of this bridge was done by Obayashi Corporation (Burlingame, CA) in joint venture with PSM Construction USA (Brisbane, CA), under a contract with FHWA. Obayashi, formed in Osaka, Japan in 1892, has been building large, complex civil infrastructure projects in the U.S. since 1979.

Posted March 20, 2013, by Bob Hawthorne (tonitiger [at] msn [dot] com)

In the first photo of the Ash bridge a railroad trestle is visible in the background next to Tempe Butte. The railroad bridge that exists today is to the west of the Ash bridge while the one in the photo is east of the Ash bridge. My question is... what is that railroad trestle for? There used to be a sand and gravel company that had tracks leading up to the river. Is that it?

Posted January 28, 2013, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I thought graffitti might be the appropriate paint job for Enochs Knob Road Bridge.....alas that one is not a success.

Posted January 28, 2013, by stephanie (szysnshn [at] gmail [dot] com)

Re-discovered this bridge today, on a rainy day (YES!! RAINY in ARIZONA!!!) Sunday morning drive.

The bridge was (very) colorful.... as if its only purpose now is as a canvas for ill mannered juvinile gangsters. But the history of this bridge, it still could be felt... beneith all the tagging.

I couldnt help but to let my imagination take me back in time....to when the bridge was constructed. To the money, the plans, drafts, and hard work that men put into building this structure.

Posted January 5, 2013, by Terrie/Phoenix AZ

As a young person back in the 50's, I use to walk across this bridge. On the Tempe side of the bridge was the old rollerskating rink and next door was the local swimming pool. ASU at that time was a college, not a university. The town of Tempe was like the tv show Happy Days. Great times; Great memories!

Posted January 3, 2013, by GaryD (gWillikers [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one lane bridge is the main income of the Quechan Indian Police. As the bridge changes traffic direction by traffic light and casino a block away, who would have guessed the source of repair funds in 2002...

The east side is designed for 4 autos to park, one "speeder" and 3 QIP vehicles. That's the typical take down procedure.

THIS IS A SPEED TRAP!

Posted July 21, 2012, by Don Morrison (bacchus [at] mchsi [dot] com)

AZ**** = Alaska bridge number? Oops.

Posted July 20, 2012, by Todd Pfeil (tpfeil [at] pmlawoffices [dot] com)

General Contractor was Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc., Plain, WI. As a law student in the late 80's I was involved in a construction claim against ADOT regarding this structure.

Posted April 17, 2012, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Added Panorama photo link.

Posted March 14, 2012, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

@Tony, ah yes, my commitment to a modest photo record did not include attempts at levitation.

Posted March 13, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

What Craig...no views from underneath? ;-)

Posted March 12, 2012, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

This truly is a unique location and well worth the detour off the interstate. Photographing this bridge was the cap of a grand day of bridge hunting.

Posted March 11, 2012, by Dan Crawford

A fine example of a pony truss, but this setting is spectacular! Must-see.

Posted December 11, 2011, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Dear JR,

The bridge photo recently posted on the Glen Canyon Bridge page is actually a photo of Navajo Bridge. I am not sure if this photo is the "old" Navajo Bridge or the new one. Thanks for sharing a fantastic picture, I hope we can see it linked to the proper bridge.

Obed Bridge (Arizona)
Posted November 5, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

It wouldn't help.

Obed Bridge (Arizona)
Posted November 4, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I'm sorry...but to me these rusty welded spans are just hideous. A new truss is better than a slab...but not by much.

Perhaps if they would paint these things in some nice bright primary colors it might help...maybe.

Posted October 21, 2011, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

The design is referred to as a "Luten Arch". Here is a link to similar bridges on the site.

http://bridgehunter.com/category/builder/daniel-b-luten/

Posted October 20, 2011, by Cathy Coburn (catcobu [at] q [dot] com)

Who designed the 1916 bridge, which is on El Camino Veijo, right before Silver King road by the way.

Which others bridges did he design?

Posted September 14, 2011, by Delroy McLaws (natson1 [at] frontier [dot] com)

The road used to be called McLaws road from Holbrook to Winslow. Growing up in Joseph City we called it Chevelon road before the county put up the street signs. I'm not sure when the county changed the named from Winslow to the Joseph City road to Territorial Road.

Posted August 16, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Hector,

I would suggest contacting the Yuma County Board of Supervisors and perhaps the Public Works Department as well http://www.co.yuma.az.us/index.aspx?page=655&recordid=74 since they seem to be the main owner of the bridge. You might also contact the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area http://www.yumaheritage.com/contactus.html since the bridge is part of their area of operation.

Hope this helps!

Posted August 16, 2011, by Hector Ayala Vasquez (hectorayalavazquez [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I hope this is the brag were it say Ocean to Ocean highway yuma. My comment Is that I see all kinds of constrution going on But I never see no one fix the i on highway. I been looking at this for a long time. I see all kinds of photos on day time. I hope I could send you some photos I toke at nigth time. I hope some day you all could fix the letter I . The soul of yuma. If you need help emailme. Is it to high for you guys. Thaks

Posted August 16, 2011, by Hector Ayala Vasquez (hectorayalavazquez [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I hope this is the brag were it say Ocean to Ocean highway yuma. My comment Is that I see all kinds of constrution going on But I never see no one fix the i on highway. I been looking at this for a long time. I see all kinds of photos on day time. I hope I could send you some photos I toke at nigth time. I hope some day you all could fix the letter I . The soul of yuma. If you need help emailme. Is it to high for you guys. Thaks

Posted July 27, 2011, by John Totten (johntotten9389 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Even without the conveyor apparently on the bridge, I question whether this bridge would be drivable. When I visited a few years ago, the approaches were blocked off and gated, and there were trenches about three feet deep on either end of the concrete deck. "Somebody" obviously doesn't want anybody driving on this bridge, probably for good reason. I hiked in.

Posted March 10, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Its a beautiful bridge in a beautiful rocky setting. Its a pity Arizona doesn't have more historic bridges than it does, since the scenery is so unique and unlike that in other states which have more historic bridges... the Arizona scenery is refreshingly different.

Posted March 10, 2011, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Now that is an impressive use of concrete.

Posted March 10, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The non-historic bridge listed on this page is the bland replacement for a genuine historic bridge, seen here from the Historic Bridge Inventory.

Posted March 10, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

There is now a conveyor of some sort placed on this bridge's deck. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/36018350 http://www.panoramio.com/photo/36018337

Posted February 28, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

No points on the historic scale......but definitely one of the more unique structures I've seen.

Posted December 15, 2010, by Robert Thompson

Cool bridge, and easily overlooked. Good post.

Posted November 25, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

When a new and significant bridge is opened it is really cool to be able to fly over it in a helicopter for photographs. This was a fun shoot.

Posted October 31, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

I will be passing within a few miles of this bridge in November, I looks like it needs its' picture taken.

Posted October 12, 2010, by Faye Jensen Corley (marajadetn [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My late Grandpa Robert Sailer designed that bridge. I don't know much else about it as of course I was like a baby then but I remember many times being told how proud everyone was of him. I think if you will research you will find this was the first steel arch bridge over such a large expanse!

I still have pictures of it from when it was first built. Everytime I see arch bridges I think of him! Thanks for a cool website!

Posted September 20, 2010, by Wynne Johnson (wyjohnson [at] lycos [dot] com)

I live not far from the McPhaul Bridge. A few years ago, I took some digital pictures of it and sent them to some web site interested in historic bridges. Possibly it was this website; I do not remember. I was happy to see later than the pictures hade been included on the site.

Please let me know if you would like those or similar photos of the bridge. I have quite a lot, probably four or five dozen.

Obed Bridge (Arizona)
Posted August 11, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

........And a National Register listed bridge at that!

Just goes to show you that NR listing really mean nothing as far as protection goes!!

Obed Bridge (Arizona)
Posted August 11, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

A six span pony truss demolished in Arizona. That's a headline you won't ever see again. Not because Arizona has decided to preserve its truss bridges, but because I doubt there is another such bridge in the state.

The demolition of this bridge is ridiculous. The NBI report shows it wasn't even structurally deficient! At the very least, the bridge should either have been rehabilitated for continued vehicular use, or bypassed with a new bridge and left in place for pedestrian use. There is absolutely nothing around this bridge... plenty of room for a bypass.

Arizona is not exactly teeming with pony truss bridges with six or more spans. Actually, Arizona has one of the lowest numbers of surviving truss bridges (both per square mile and total number in state) in the entire country. The preservation of even a single span pony truss in Arizona should be considered important. The preservation of a six span pony truss should be of the highest priority.

Posted August 3, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge is also quite unusual in that it is a high truss with NO sway bracing.

Posted August 3, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmai [dot] com)

The portal bracing on this bridge makes me think that it might be a Kansas City Bridge Co. product.

Posted July 22, 2010, by J. Johnson (JJOh737018 [at] aol [dot] com)

Amazing how this bridge has withstood the test of time, and to think it will be 100 yrs old in 2012. Anyone knows if they will repaint or repair it, since it seems to be rusting out?

Posted July 2, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

If you can provide some evidence of the 1912 construction date it would be very helpful.

Posted July 2, 2010, by craig (whogger123 [at] q [dot] com)

I believe the arizona and eastern bridge was built in 1912.

Posted June 14, 2010, by Seth Gaines (sethgaines [at] gmail [dot] com)

Very much worth the drive! The setting is amazing. One note; Google maps shows McLaws running out to 99, but at the highway, it is called Territorial Rd, which cost us about 15 minutes.

Posted January 23, 2010, by Bob Cortrght (bob [at] bridgeink [dot] com)

Here is a shot of Glen Canyon

Posted September 19, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

This bridge appears several times in a 1960 episode of the television series, "Route 66" entitled "Layout at Glen Canyon." The show first aired on November 2, 1960.

Posted August 18, 2009, by Morgan (morganism [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is the old bridge from the Gila river crossing between Phx. and Tucson.

They trucked it all the way up here.

Posted November 5, 2008, by Ron Brown (ronald [at] totacc [dot] com)

The bridge was rehabilitated in 2002 and is now opened to traffic.

Posted September 29, 2008, by Randy Brush

Thank you for tell about Mill Avenue Bridge. I have photo of old and new bridge. Old bridge is south boundand open to traffic. Add new bridge is north bound and open in august 1985. THANK YOU.

Posted September 29, 2008, by Randy Brush

Airport Road bridge over unknow creek near Benson, Az.

I have photo of truss bridge. it was open in 1920. it was closed traffic since 1980. wood floor was removed. it was damage by car and killed three teenage since summer 2000. policemen found many can of beer after 3:30 A.M. the truss bridge was lost. it is no longer to traffic.

THANK YOU.

Posted September 29, 2008, by Randy Brush

Thank you for photo. I have photo of Park Avenue Bridge since August 25, 2005. it is open to traffic. it is narrow lane bridge. I like it.

THANK YOU.

Posted April 30, 2008, by Randy Brush

It was collasped bridge by 33 ton truck since May 28, 2003. It was lost first Hereford Road Bridge. We heard from Arizona Star newspaper about 33 ton truck cross the old bridge. BOOM Driver was wound. Police officer gave ticket to driver. He was lost his job in Phoenix, Arizona few days later. It is new Second Hereford Bridge. It is new three pony truss bridges. It is open to traffic. I Will put photo new bridge on post bridge comment soon. Thank you.

Posted February 28, 2007, by Randy Brush

Scheduled for replacement in 2010. open on traffic with weight limit two ton. no truck alloe on bridge.

Posted December 14, 2006, by Randy Brush

This is call coast to coast bridge in Yuma, Arizona. This is retired bridge. It was closed to traffic since 1988. People will walk on the bridge any time.

Posted December 14, 2006, by Randy Brush

This is call coast to coast bridge in Yuma, Arizona. This is retired bridge. It was closed to traffic since 1988. People will walk on the bridge any time.