Photocopy Of Photograph [Original Print Located At Arizona Historical Foundation, Tempe, Arizona]. Photographer Unknown, Circa August 1913 View Of Ash Avenue Bridge Nearing Completion From North Approach With Tempe Butte In Background. Precast Concre
Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record
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BH Photo #142898
I sent Ash Avenue Bridge tear down photos to the City of Tempe, they're posted at:http://emuseum.tempe.gov/objects/95142/ash-avenue-bridge-demolition
Since the work was done at night, there weren't many photos by anyone else.
In the first photo of the Ash bridge a railroad trestle is visible in the background next to Tempe Butte. The railroad bridge that exists today is to the west of the Ash bridge while the one in the photo is east of the Ash bridge. My question is... what is that railroad trestle for? There used to be a sand and gravel company that had tracks leading up to the river. Is that it?
As a young person back in the 50's, I use to walk across this bridge. On the Tempe side of the bridge was the old rollerskating rink and next door was the local swimming pool. ASU at that time was a college, not a university. The town of Tempe was like the tv show Happy Days. Great times; Great memories!
Those are nice photos. Thank you for sharing them.