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ARZC - Colorado River Bridge


ARZC RR Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott


BH Photo #192223

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The American Bridge Company provided the steel superstructure and the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. constructed the substructure and erected the superstructure.


Pennsylvania Through truss bridge over Colorado River on Arizona and California Railroad (ARZC)
San Bernardino County, California, and La Paz County, Arizona
Open to rail traffic only
Built 1908
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
- Arizona & California Railroad (ARZC)
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Pennsylvania through truss
Length of largest span: 284.0 ft.
Total length: 1,400.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Also called
Parker Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.16021, -114.29890   (decimal degrees)
34°09'37" N, 114°17'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/749005/3783216 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
368 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
CA 54-999 (California bridge number)
BH 11308 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 24, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • November 23, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 14, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • July 30, 2016: Updated by Luke: Image + builder
  • October 1, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • January 16, 2011: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected location, added photos
  • April 10, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected the design and owner and status as RR bridge not highway bridge


  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


ARZC - Colorado River Bridge
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ARZC - Colorado River Bridge
Posted September 19, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


I am attaching a Text and PDF print of the article.

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ARZC - Colorado River Bridge
Posted September 16, 2019, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)


Can you cut and paste the article on this page? I cannot Access it from Europe but I want to include it in my Podcast. Your help would be much appreciated. Thanks!


ARZC - Colorado River Bridge
Posted September 16, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
ARZC - Colorado River Bridge
Posted September 16, 2019, by Tony Burzio (tburzio [at] burnhamshops [dot] com)

Bridge damaged by fire.