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Chevelon Canyon Bridge



Photos submitted by John A. Gleason

BH Photo #101310

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Posted by Parker Hill




Pony truss bridge over Chevelon Creek on Holbrook-Winslow Road
Navajo County, Arizona
Open to traffic
Built 1913 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. Rehabilitated in 2013.
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 104.7 ft.
Total length: 102.7 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 8, 1983
Also called
Chevelon Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.92328, -110.52922   (decimal degrees)
34°55'24" N, 110°31'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/542999/3864636 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 83003454 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
AZ 8158 (Arizona bridge number)
BH 10750 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 36.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2019: Document added by Parker Hill
  • February 19, 2018: New photos from James McCray
  • February 1, 2015: New Street View added by Dave King
  • February 16, 2014: New photos from the Arizona Department of Transportation
  • November 8, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added common name, and two other road names shown on maps and in articles.
  • November 4, 2011: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • December 8, 2006: Posted photos from John A. Gleason


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  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Parker Hill - parker [at] phpaerialsolutions [dot] com


Chevelon Canyon Bridge
Posted June 8, 2022, by Recent Accident (concern [at] concerned [dot] net)

A man recently died in a diving accident associated with this bridge. Shem Bowman's obituary with the reference can be found here: https://tribunenewsnow.com/shem-bowman/

Chevelon Canyon Bridge
Posted May 20, 2018, by Scott Alford (Scott [dot] alford [at] ymail [dot] com)

While in high school and as dumb as we were , myself and several friends have jumped off this sucker a few times. Luckily we were never injured but can for sure say it hurts a little .

I donít recommend the jump to anyone.... not sure if kids today still select this place to hang out. If you are familiar with the small communities along I40 you will know that... well... this might be the best thing to do in the area.

Chevelon Canyon Bridge
Posted February 1, 2015, by Joe Laquitara (j [dot] laquitara [at] cox [dot] net)

In the Air Force, stationed at Det 2 in Holbrook, AZ, we would go out to Chevlon Canyon and party on the little beach area and swim. One brave soul (won't mention his name for privacy)jumped from the bridge and ended up blowing both his knees out on impact. We had to rescue him from a raft. Quite the day! Lots of specs on the bridge but can't find the actual height. Anyone know?

Chevelon Creek Bridge
Posted March 14, 2012, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

@Tony, ah yes, my commitment to a modest photo record did not include attempts at levitation.

Chevelon Creek Bridge
Posted March 13, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

What Craig...no views from underneath? ;-)

Chevelon Creek Bridge
Posted March 12, 2012, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

This truly is a unique location and well worth the detour off the interstate. Photographing this bridge was the cap of a grand day of bridge hunting.

Chevelon Creek Bridge
Posted March 11, 2012, by Dan Crawford

A fine example of a pony truss, but this setting is spectacular! Must-see.

Chevelon Creek Bridge
Posted September 14, 2011, by Delroy McLaws (natson1 [at] frontier [dot] com)

The road used to be called McLaws road from Holbrook to Winslow. Growing up in Joseph City we called it Chevelon road before the county put up the street signs. I'm not sure when the county changed the named from Winslow to the Joseph City road to Territorial Road.

Chevelon Creek Bridge
Posted June 14, 2010, by Seth Gaines (sethgaines [at] gmail [dot] com)

Very much worth the drive! The setting is amazing. One note; Google maps shows McLaws running out to 99, but at the highway, it is called Territorial Rd, which cost us about 15 minutes.