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UP - Salt River Bridge

Photos 

Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge, Ash Avenue Bridge And Mill Avenue Bridge From Tempe Butte Looking Northwest

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #142873

Map 

Street View 

Description 

All the spans are dated 1912

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Salt River on UP Railroad and Amtrak in Tempe
Location
Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1915
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Arizona Eastern Railway (AZER)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
SP - Salt River Bridge
AZER - Salt River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.43358, -111.94391   (decimal degrees)
33°26'01" N, 111°56'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/412256/3699753 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tempe
Inventory number
BH 43031 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 4, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • September 2, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "railroad"
  • August 25, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr
  • April 18, 2010: New Street View added by Kim Harvey
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected GPS data
  • July 18, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey

Sources 

Comments 

Arizona Eastern Railroad Bridge
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?

Arizona Eastern Railroad Bridge
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.

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

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