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Hell Canyon Bridge


Photo From Arizona Historic Bridge Inventory


BH Photo #195065

Street View 


SR 89 Hell Canyon Bridge Animation

Arizona DOT

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Hell Canyon Bridge Demolition

Multiple angles from Controlled Demolition, Inc.

The Loizeaux Group LLC

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Replaced by adjacent bridge on east side, with construction begun July 2015, completed Sept. 2016: http://www.azdot.gov/projects/north-central/sr-89-hell-canyo...



Deck truss bridge over Hell Canyon on AZ 89
Yavapai County, Arizona
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Demolished by implosion Sept. 16, 2016. http://www.azdot.gov/projects/north-central/sr-89-hell-canyo...
Built 1954, replaced and demolished Sept. 2016
Deck truss
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 586.0 ft.
Deck width: 30.5 ft.
Also called
Rt. 89 Hell Canyon Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.99260, -112.39188   (decimal degrees)
34°59'33" N, 112°23'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/372972/3873106 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
AZ 483 (Arizona bridge number)
BH 10771 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 20, 2016: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Demolition video added
  • September 14, 2016: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Scheduled for demolition by implosion Sept. 16, 2016
  • July 10, 2015: New video from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • August 13, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated replacement schedule/plans
  • July 19, 2013: New photos from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • February 15, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Status updated to include planned replacement
  • March 10, 2011: New photo from Nathan Holth
  • April 24, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 19, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added GPS


  • Nathan Holth
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV


Hell Canyon Bridge
Posted September 14, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Its just pathetic and sad that this bridge is not being left standing next to its replacement. What on earth is it in the way of?! To say its in the middle of nowhere is an understatement. The United Kingdom routinely leaves historic bridges standing next to their replacements... and its a lot more crowded over there than rural Arizona!