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Blythe Bridge

Photo 

Blythe Bridge

Historical postcard

Submitted by Craig Philpott

BH Photo #184135

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Colorado River on/near current location of US Hwy 10
Location
Blythe, Riverside County, California, and La Paz County, Arizona
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Truss bridge in same location of current highway bridge
Design
Five unit Pratt Through Truss on concrete piers.
Also called
Colorado River Bridge Blythe
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.60471, -114.53092   (decimal degrees)
33°36'17" N, 114°31'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/729092/3721061 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blythe
Inventory number
BH 46740 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott

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Comments 

Blythe Bridge
Posted September 19, 2016, by Tyler McMillin (tyler-0030 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

There is a photo in a Palo Verde Valley Times 1961 newspaper featuring the dismantling of the bridge. The main reason was to make room for the widening of the bridge (or a span as it says) in the future. Also in the caption, the local Chamber of Commerce asked the highway department to save the bridge for "foot or equine travel", but that got denied unfortunately.