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Winslow in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Winslow Bridge

 
 
The Winslow Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 2, 2010
1. The Winslow Bridge Marker
Inscription. This date medallion is from the Winslow Bridge that once spanned the Little Colorado River on historic Route 66 just east of Winslow. Because the river had always proved a daunting impediment to travelers, this bridge crossing became a strategic juncture in the flow of travel and commerce. Traversing the river by wagon in the late 1800's required a harrowing journey with wheels often bogged down by quicksand. In 1939, when an older bridge had become obsolete, the 26 foot-wide 2 girder Winslow Bridge was built to ease congestion. Over 800 feet long, it was one of the longest bridges in Arizona. The Winslow Bridge continued to serve the transportation needs of northern Arizona for over 60 years and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, but time had taken its toll, and the bridge required replacement in 2005.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 0.931′ N, 110° 40.786′ W. Marker is in Winslow, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on 2nd Street (Arizona Route 66), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Traveling westbound into Winslow on Old Route 66/Business 40/AZ 66 Third Street is a one-way street going west. Second Street is one way headed east.
The Winslow Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 2, 2010
2. The Winslow Bridge Marker
Looking NE
There's a rest area at the junction of Second and Third Streets on the east end of town. This marker is in the rest area,. Marker is in this post office area: Winslow AZ 86047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sunset Crossing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Remembrance Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); La Posada Hotel (approx. one mile away); Standin' on the Corner Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Brigham City (approx. 1.8 miles away); Brigham City Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Also see . . .  NRHP form for 1939 Winslow Bridge. This file includes some grainy photos of the 1939 bridge. (Submitted on June 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels
 
The Winslow Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 2, 2010
3. The Winslow Bridge Marker
From the rest area curb. Rest Area ramada is visible and a wider view of the general area NE toward I-40.
The Winslow Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 2, 2010
4. The Winslow Bridge Marker
Looking north to see the support cross-section of the bridge girder.
The New Winslow Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 20, 2010
5. The New Winslow Bridge
Winslow Bridge image. Click for full size.
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. History and Archives Division., circa 1928
6. Winslow Bridge
Photograph of the bridge over the Little Colorado River on United States Highway 66 in Winslow (Ariz.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,046 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   6. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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