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Old Trails Suspension Bridge #1

Photo 

Looking SW, Old Trails Suspension Bridge #2 (Triangular tower in foreground), Old Trails Arch Bridge behind, Old Trails Suspension Bridge #1 in background (rectangular tower)

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in April 2018

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BH Photo #425326

Map 

Description 

This bridge is one of two pipeline suspension bridges on either side of the Old Trails Arch Pipeline Bridge on this section of the Colorado River.

Both bridges are of similar design to the Grand Tower Pipeline Bridge over the Mississippi River in Illinois, although the two bridges on the Colorado River have significantly different appearances from each other.

Facts 

Overview
Pipeline suspension bridge over Colorado River on Natural Gas Pipeline
Location
Catfish Paradise, San Bernardino County, California, and Mohave County, Arizona
Status
Restricted pipeline access only
Design
Suspension pipeline bridge
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to the National Old Trails Road/Historic US 66 Historic District
Also called
North Pipeline Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.71560, -114.48641   (decimal degrees)
34°42'56" N, 114°29'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/730186/3844381 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 80981 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 27, 2018: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • April 3, 2018: Added by Amanda

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com