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Rockville in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rockville Bridge

 
 
Rockville Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
1. Rockville Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1924, the Rockville Bridge incorporates distinctive characteristics in its method of construction and is the only surviving example of a rigid Parker through truss type bridge in the state of Utah. The Rockville Bridge is historically significant in the region as the first direct link between Zion National Park and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Between 1924 and 1928 the Rockville Bridge provided the primary automobile route from Utah's National Parks to the Grand Canyon.
 
Erected 1996 by Town of Rockville.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 37° 9.535′ N, 113° 2.266′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is on Bridge Road, 0.2 miles south of Utah Route 9, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockville UT 84763, 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. Discovery of Zion Canyon (approx. 3 miles away); Birth of a Park (approx. 4 miles away);
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Promised Land (approx. 4 miles away); Westward Expansion (approx. 4 miles away); Original Inhabitants / Living Traditions (approx. 4 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 4.7 miles away); Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway, Utah (approx. 5.4 miles away); Cables from the Rim (approx. 9˝ miles away).
 
Rockville Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
2. Rockville Bridge Marker
Virgin River Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
3. Virgin River Bridge Marker
Virgin River Bridge built for the National Park Service 1924. Minneapolis Steel and Machine Co. Fabricator C.F. Dinsmore Co. Erectors
Rockville Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
4. Rockville Bridge
Rockville Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
5. Rockville Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 20, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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