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Hells Backbone Bridge


Hells Backbone Bridge

Internet photo/Uploaded by Steve Conro

BH Photo #218389


Bridge acutally rests on a narrow strip of rock but there's a 1500' drop. Not for the faint of heart. Views are exceptional.


Concrete deck girder bridge over Sandy Creek Gorge on Hells Backbone Rd
Garfield County, Utah
Concrete deck girder
Total length: 109.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 1,500.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.98009, -111.60314   (decimal degrees)
37°58'48" N, 111°36'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/447031/4203777 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Roger Peak
Inventory number
BH 49895 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2014: New photos from Steve Conro
  • October 24, 2011: Added by Steve Conro



Hells Backbone Bridge
Posted July 26, 2017, by Kim Winkel (Jim7411 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

in the late 1930,s my father was attempting to deliver a truck load of beer to a lumber camp between hells backbone bridge and Boulder. The road was slick from mud and he lost control of the truck at the bridge, jumping out of the truck before it went over. It went over the south side of the bridge where you can see a few old truck parts today. The mountain was so steep, they could not salvage anything.