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Chevelon Canyon Bridge

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Overview

Photos submitted by John A. Gleason

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Chevelon Creek on Holbrook-Winslow Road
Location
Navajo County, Arizona
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1913 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. Rehabilitated in 2013.
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 104.7 ft.
Total length: 102.7 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 8, 1983
Also called
Chevelon Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.92328, -110.52922   (decimal degrees)
34°55'24" N, 110°31'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/542999/3864636 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hibbard
Inventory numbers
NRHP 83003454 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
AZ 8158 (Arizona bridge number)
BH 10750 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2012)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
60

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2014: New photos from the Arizona Department of Transportation
  • November 8, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added common name, and two other road names shown on maps and in articles.
  • November 4, 2011: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • December 8, 2006: Posted photos from John A. Gleason

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Comments 

Chevelon Creek Bridge
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.

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

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

Chevelon Creek Bridge
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.

Chevelon Creek Bridge
Posted March 11, 2012, by Dan Crawford

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

Chevelon Creek Bridge
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.

Chevelon Creek Bridge
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.