Rating:
11 votes

Ocean to Ocean Highway Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ron Brown in July 2005

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BH Photo #127210

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Colorado River on Penitentiary Avenue
Location
Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1943; rehabilitated again in 2002.
Builder
- Omaha Steel Works of Omaha, Nebaraska
Design
Main span: Pin-connected, 14-panel Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 336.0 ft.
Total length: 443.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Penitentiary Avenue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.72881, -114.61563   (decimal degrees)
32°43'44" N, 114°36'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/723443/3623738 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Yuma East
Inventory numbers
NRHP 79000431 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
AZ 8533 (Arizona bridge number)
BH 10778 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2013)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 52.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
6,930

Update Log 

  • November 29, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Warren deck truss"
  • November 29, 2016: New Street View added by Ryan Freeland
  • September 18, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 2, 2014: Updated by Jann Mayer: Removed Imperial County, CA tag - this bridge is entirely in Arizona
  • February 17, 2014: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "US 80"
  • November 21, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • June 6, 2011: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • June 1, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Fixed Primary Name
  • March 18, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added street view
  • November 6, 2008: Updated by Ron Brown

Sources 

  • Ron Brown - ronald [at] totacc [dot] com
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Luke
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Ryan Freeland - ryan [dot] freeland1980 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Ocean to Ocean Highway Bridge
Posted January 3, 2013, by GaryD (gWillikers [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one lane bridge is the main income of the Quechan Indian Police. As the bridge changes traffic direction by traffic light and casino a block away, who would have guessed the source of repair funds in 2002...

The east side is designed for 4 autos to park, one "speeder" and 3 QIP vehicles. That's the typical take down procedure.

THIS IS A SPEED TRAP!

Ocean to Ocean Highway Bridge
Posted August 16, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Hector,

I would suggest contacting the Yuma County Board of Supervisors and perhaps the Public Works Department as well http://www.co.yuma.az.us/index.aspx?page=655&recordid=74 since they seem to be the main owner of the bridge. You might also contact the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area http://www.yumaheritage.com/contactus.html since the bridge is part of their area of operation.

Hope this helps!

Ocean to Ocean Highway Bridge
Posted August 16, 2011, by Hector Ayala Vasquez (hectorayalavazquez [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I hope this is the brag were it say Ocean to Ocean highway yuma. My comment Is that I see all kinds of constrution going on But I never see no one fix the i on highway. I been looking at this for a long time. I see all kinds of photos on day time. I hope I could send you some photos I toke at nigth time. I hope some day you all could fix the letter I . The soul of yuma. If you need help emailme. Is it to high for you guys. Thaks

Ocean to Ocean Highway Bridge
Posted August 16, 2011, by Hector Ayala Vasquez (hectorayalavazquez [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I hope this is the brag were it say Ocean to Ocean highway yuma. My comment Is that I see all kinds of constrution going on But I never see no one fix the i on highway. I been looking at this for a long time. I see all kinds of photos on day time. I hope I could send you some photos I toke at nigth time. I hope some day you all could fix the letter I . The soul of yuma. If you need help emailme. Is it to high for you guys. Thaks

Penitentiary Avenue Bridge
Posted November 5, 2008, by Ron Brown (ronald [at] totacc [dot] com)

The bridge was rehabilitated in 2002 and is now opened to traffic.

Penitentiary Avenue Bridge
Posted December 14, 2006, by Randy Brush

This is call coast to coast bridge in Yuma, Arizona. This is retired bridge. It was closed to traffic since 1988. People will walk on the bridge any time.

Penitentiary Avenue Bridge
Posted December 14, 2006, by Randy Brush

This is call coast to coast bridge in Yuma, Arizona. This is retired bridge. It was closed to traffic since 1988. People will walk on the bridge any time.