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Gila River Bridge

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Overview
Luten arch bridge over Gila River on Old Safford Road
Location
Greenlee County, Arizona
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1918 by the Topeka Bridge & Iron Co.; rehabilitated 1997
Builder
- Topeka Bridge & Iron Co.
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 122.7 ft.
Total length: 287.7 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 30, 1988
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.96522, -109.30922   (decimal degrees)
32°57'55" N, 109°18'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/658016/3648700 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Guthrie
Inventory numbers
NRHP 88001628 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
AZ 8152 (Arizona bridge number)
BH 10731 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2013)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 63.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
50

Update Log 

  • March 10, 2011: New photo from Nathan Holth

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Gila River Bridge
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.

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

Now that is an impressive use of concrete.