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ARZC - Colorado River Bridge

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ARZC RR Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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BH Photo #192223

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Overview
Pennsylvania Through truss bridge over Colorado River on Arizona and California Railroad (ARZC)
Location
Bluewater, San Bernardino County, California, and La Paz County, Arizona
Status
Open to rail traffic only
History
Built 1907
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Railroads
- Arizona & California Railroad (ARZC)
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 279.9 ft.
Total length: 1,400.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Also called
Parker Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.16021, -114.29890   (decimal degrees)
34°09'37" N, 114°17'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/749005/3783216 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Parker
Elevation
368 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
CA 54-999 (California bridge number)
BH 11308 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
6,300

Update Log 

  • November 23, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 14, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • July 30, 2016: Updated by Luke: Image + builder
  • October 1, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • January 16, 2011: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected location, added photos
  • April 10, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected the design and owner and status as RR bridge not highway bridge

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