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Park Avenue Bridge


Three-Quarter View Of Bridge In Its Context, Looking South.

Photo taken by Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #117901

Street View 


Through truss bridge over San Francisco River on Bridge Street in Clifton
Clifton, Greenlee County, Arizona
Open to traffic
Built 1918 by the Midland Construction Co.
- Midland Construction Co.
Pin-connected Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 212.9 ft.
Total length: 215.9 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 30, 1988
Also called
Riley Bridge
Clifton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.05628, -109.29925   (decimal degrees)
33°03'23" N, 109°17'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/658785/3658811 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 88001661 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
AZ 9633 (Arizona bridge number)
BH 10733 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 16, 2022: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 5, 2020: New photo from James McCray
  • December 25, 2018: New photo from C Hanchey
  • March 18, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected location and added street view
  • July 22, 2008: New photos from James Baughn


  • HABS AZ-179 - Park Avenue Bridge, Park Avenue Spanning San Francisco River, Clifton, Greenlee County, AZ
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com


Park Avenue Bridge
Posted July 7, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Answer: Yes. In fact, it's getting a new paint job: https://gilaherald.com/cliftons-zorrilla-bridge-is-closed-to...

This article refers to it as the Zorrilla bridge, after the street that it's on.

Park Avenue Bridge
Posted July 6, 2020, by Tom Hoffman

James, with those photos do you know, or does anyone else know if the bridge is in the process of being rehabbed. It's a rather neat long span that's kind of a humpback bridge.

Park Avenue Bridge
Posted September 29, 2008, by Randy Brush

Thank you for photo. I have photo of Park Avenue Bridge since August 25, 2005. it is open to traffic. it is narrow lane bridge. I like it.