Near Clifton in Greenlee County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Jose (Joe) M. Subia Memorial Bridge
Greenlee County Board of Supervisors Arizona Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Bureau of Land Management State Historic Preservation Office Cannon and Associates, Inc. MAC Contracting, Inc.
Jose M. Subia was an ardent conservationist and distinguished citizen of Greenlee County. His grandfather was an early pioneer and rancher in the upper Gila Valley. Mr. Subia quietly cherished his family and cared for the people, especially the youth, of the county and nation. He served in Europe during World War II and was actively involved in community affairs. He crossed this bridge daily from the family's ranch downstream. He passed away in April 1997 and his exemplary, unselfish service will be long remembered.
The State completed the Old Safford Road Gila River Bridge in 1918 using prisoner labor. This link connected the Gila Valley farming communities with the Morenci Mining District. In 1951, the road was transferred to Greenlee County. This patented, double Luten Arch Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places. Using an Intermodal
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
Location. 32° 57.934′ N, 109° 18.533′ W. Marker is near Clifton, Arizona, in Greenlee County. Marker is on Black Hills Back Country Byway, 1.9 miles north of High Tank Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is embedded in the canyon wall on the north side of the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clifton AZ 85533, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Hills National Back Country Byway (approx. 2.9 miles away); San Francisco River (approx. 5.8 miles away); Town of Clifton (approx. 6.2 miles away); Clifton Cliff Jail (approx. 6.2 miles away); Fermin Palicio Home (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Eagles' Hall (approx. 6.3 miles away); Phelps Dodge Hidalgo Smelter (approx. 6.3 miles away); Apache Grove (approx. 9½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clifton.
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