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Cibola Farmers Bootleg Bridge

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Cibola Farmers Bootleg Bridge

Ft. Worth Star Telegram: July 25 1957

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BH Photo #513365

Description 

In 1957, a group of 9 local farmers thumbed their noses at bureaucracy and federal Red-tape. Instead of 2 years and 2 Million dollars, they built a bridge in 2 weeks and for $50K.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stringer bridge over Colorado River on River Road
Location
La Paz County, Arizona, and Imperial County, California
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1957; Destroyed by flood 1976; Replaced 1981
Builder
- Desert Ginning Co. (Group of 9 local farmers)
Design
Stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 410.0 ft.
Also called
Cibola Valley Farmer's Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.41302, -114.65783   (decimal degrees)
33°24'47" N, 114°39'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/717795/3699527 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95459 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 15, 2021: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • December 14, 2021: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • December 14, 2021: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com