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Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Allande Footbridge

Historic Site

 
 
Allande Footbridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
1. Allande Footbridge Marker
Inscription.  Memorial to Pedro Allande, first resident commander of the Royal Presidio of Tucson and energetic captain of the Mexican Dragoons, regular Spanish army. Near this site he was wounded severely in his right leg during the attack of May 1, 1782, by 600 warrior Apaches. He dragged himself around the circuit of sentry posts and continued to direct the defense of Tucson with only 20 presidial soldiers, saving the infant settlement from total destruction.

Spanish Translation:
Puente de Allande
Memorial a Pedro Allande, primer residente comandante del Real Presidio de Tucson y capitán energico de los Dragones de México. Caído cerca de este sitio con graves heridas en la pierna derecha en el ataque inmortal de Mayo 1, 1782, por 600 guerreros Apaches, arrastrándose por el circuito de centinelas siguió dirigiendo la defensa de Tucson con solo 20 soldados presidiales, salvando así el nuevo pueblo del exterminio total.
 
Erected by Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society.
 
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Spanish Translation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
2. Spanish Translation Marker
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lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Arizona, The Presidio Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1857.
 
Location. 32° 13.344′ N, 110° 58.433′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from West Congress Street. Marker is located on the footbridge over West Pennington Street, connecting El Presidio Plaza with the Pima County Goverment complex. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plaza de las Armas (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennington Footbridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Exchange at the Presidio (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the Raising of the First American Flag within the Walled City of Tucson (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Presbyterian Church in Tucson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garcés Footbridge (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Regarding Allande Footbridge.
Allande Footbridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
3. Allande Footbridge
View south of footbridge and Pima County government complex. Marker is mounted on wall of footbridge.
This site is #5 of the Presidio Trail Walking Tour
Tour brochure description:
“This bridge, crossing Pennington Street, is dedicated to Don Pedro de Allande y Saabedra who was appointed one of the first commanders of the presidio in 1777. Allende personally financed the early construction efforts at the presidio, which was the largest in the Southwest."
 
Allande Footbridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 30, 2010
4. Allande Footbridge
View northwest of Spanish Marker with Federal Building on left and Tucson City Hall on right.
Allande Footbridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 30, 2010
5. Allande Footbridge
View west of Spanish Marker with Pennington Street and Federal Building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,336 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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