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Burgess Bridge

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Photo taken by James McCray in February 2018

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Description 

The bridge is named after Jerad Burgess, a missionary to the native peoples of the west, who came with his family from Kentucky with nothing but grit in his heart and the ancient Scriptures in his hands to settle the arid high desert wastelands of Arizona.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Little Colorado River on an old alignment US 180
Location
Navajo County, Arizona
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1916; bypassed by a new bridge in 1961
Design
Luten arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 174.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 30, 1988
Also called
Old Holbrook Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.88364, -110.10926   (decimal degrees)
34°53'01" N, 110°06'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/581397/3860500 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sun Valley
Inventory numbers
NRHP 88001686 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 71066 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,335)
Arch (11,528)
Arizona (299)
Built 1916 (667)
Built during 1910s (9,242)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,772)
Deck arch (10,780)
Have street view (25,400)
Luten arch (91)
NR-listed (2,878)
Navajo County, Arizona (29)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,997)

Update Log 

  • January 12, 2019: New photo from C Hanchey
  • July 11, 2018: Updated by James McCray: Changed name to reflect bridge's actual name
  • February 19, 2018: New photos from James McCray
  • February 19, 2016: New Street View added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com