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Mexican Hat Bridge (1913)

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Mexican Hat Bridge (Old)

The San Juan Record: April 29 1954

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BH Photo #463697

Description 

Stood alongside it's replacement for 23 years before collapsing.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Wire suspension bridge over San Juan River on US 163
Location
Mexican Hat, San Juan County, Utah
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1913; bypassed 1953; collapsed 1976
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Also called
San Juan River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.15096, -109.86777   (decimal degrees)
37°09'03" N, 109°52'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/600544/4112218 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87661 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1913 (902)
Built during 1910s (9,973)
Collapsed (433)
Lost (28,529)
Lost 1976 (107)
Lost during 1970s (947)
Mexican Hat, Utah (2)
Owned by state (16,563)
San Juan County, Utah (10)
Suspension (790)
Utah (355)

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 4, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 4, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

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Sources 

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