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Verde River Sheep Bridge

Photos 

Aerial View Of Bridge, Looking Southeast. The Verde River Flows From Top To Bottom. Note The 'Z' Configuration Of The River. Forest Service Route 269 Is Seen In The Lower Left Corner. March 1987

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #142934

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Suspension Bridge over Verde River on sheep trail
Location
Yavapai County, Arizona
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1943, altered 1944, removed 1987,
Builders
- Frank Auza
- George W. Smith
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 568.0 ft.
Also called
Red Point Sheep Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.07793, -111.70818   (decimal degrees)
34°04'41" N, 111°42'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/434659/3771023 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chalk Mountain
Inventory number
BH 43036 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • August 14, 2011: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: added map, length, corrected ownership
  • July 18, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey

Sources 

  • Kim Harvey
  • HAER AZ-10 - Verde River Sheep Bridge
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net