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Salt River US 60 Bridge (Old)

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Old bridge over Salt River, new one in background

7/16/09. Bridge has been bypassed. Still intact, but closed. "Little Grand Canyon" with 6% grades in area make this a must see trip.

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #143050

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Facts 

Overview
Steel arch bridge over Salt River on US 60
Location
Gila County, Arizona
Status
Intact, but bypassed by new bridge in 1993
Future prospects
In use for pedestrians only.
History
Built 1934
Builder
- Lee Moor Contracting Co. of El Paso, Texas
Design
Two-hinge girder-ribbed deck arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 162.0 ft.
Total length: 454.7 ft.
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Also called
Salt River Canyon Bridge
William Sullivan Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.79805, -110.50391   (decimal degrees)
33°47'53" N, 110°30'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/545921/3739875 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mule Hoof Bend
Inventory numbers
AZ 129 (Arizona bridge number)
BH 10722 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 30, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 4, 2020: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • April 14, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • July 20, 2009: New photo from James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Old US 60 Salt River Bridge
Posted October 21, 2019, by Pat Meiners (dmhistoryhappens [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Both Salt River, AZ bridges side by side - ornate metal work on old and Indian symbols on new.

Old US 60 Salt River Bridge
Posted October 21, 2019, by Anonymous

From a scenic outlook above the bridges. It looks like the old bridge goes into a tunnel. Is the tunnel open? The bridge is open to pedestrians.