Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Puente de Garcés
Spanish Translation Marker
Erected by Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society.
Marker series. Arizona, The Presidio Trail marker series.
Location. 32° 13.293′ N, 110° 58.426′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Click for map. Marker is on the east wall of the bridge above West Congress Street and West Broadway Boulevard (just west of North Church Avenue). You must walk on the bridge to see the marker. Spanish translation marker is on west wall of bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meyer Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de la Mesilla (within shouting distance of this marker); Allande Footbridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Catedral de San Agustin (about 300 feet away); Pennington Footbridge (about 400 feet away); Plaza de las Armas (about 400 feet away); Vietnam War Memorial (about 400 feet away); August 20th Park (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tucson.
Regarding Garcés Footbridge. Garcés Footbridge is #6 on the Presidio Trail Walking Tour. The description reads:
“This bridge, across Broadway, commemorates Father Francisco Garcés, the Franciscan priest who rode north from Tubac with Lt. Col. Hugo O’Conor in 1775 to found the presidio in Tucson.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Hispanic Americans • Notable Persons •
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