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Laguna Dam Road Bridge

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"9-inch swastikas embedded into both this bridge and the masonry piers of the dam. These symbols, the Yuma Sun writes, stem from a trip the project engineers took to India, where they “came across a symbol that represented a Hindu goddess with power over water.” - National Park Service

Photo provided by the National Park Service & the United States Bureau of Reclamation

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BH Photo #318380

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Description 

"9-inch swastikas embedded into both this bridge and the masonry piers of the dam. These symbols, the Yuma Sun writes, stem from a trip the project engineers took to India, where they “came across a symbol that represented a Hindu goddess with power over water.” - National Park Service

Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge over West Main Canal on abandoned alignment of Laguna Dam Road
Location
Yuma County, Arizona
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1909
Builder
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation of Washington, D.C.
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Total length: 34.0 ft.
Also called
Swastika Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.81857, -114.48827   (decimal degrees)
32°49'07" N, 114°29'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/735146/3633968 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Laguna Dam
Inventory number
BH 66482 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 13, 2015: New Street View added by Luke

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