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Gila River Bridge

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Photo taken by Ron Brown in March 2007

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Gila River on Old US 80
Location
Maricopa County, Arizona
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927
Builders
- Lee Moore Contracting Co. of El Paso, Texas
- Topeka Bridge & Iron Works
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 199.8 ft.
Total length: 1,661.8 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Gillespie Dam Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.22716, -112.76936   (decimal degrees)
33°13'38" N, 112°46'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/335127/3677865 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spring Mountain
Inventory numbers
AZ 8021 (Arizona bridge number)
BH 10743 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2012)
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: 61.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
369

Update Log 

  • September 26, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 29, 2012: New photo from Mark Stuempel
  • April 18, 2010: New Street View added by Kim Harvey
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected GPS data
  • July 18, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: HAER documentation exists but photos not digitalized
  • November 7, 2008: New photos from Ron Brown
  • November 6, 2008: Updated by Ron Brown

Sources 

  • Ron Brown - ronald [at] totacc [dot] com
  • HAER AZ-69 - Gillespie Dam Bridge, Spanning Gila River on Old US 80 Highway, south of, Arlington vicinity, Maricopa County, AZ
  • HAER AZ-69
  • Kim Harvey
  • Craig Philpott - cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com