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Near Hagerman in Chaves County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rio Felix Bridge

 
 
Rio Felix Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. Rio Felix Bridge Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1926, the Rio Felix Bridge was one of the most important structures in New Mexico’s highway system. The bridge was placed across the river at nearly a 45-degree angle to increase stability during floods. Constructed with three 144 foot Pratt Truss spans, it is the longest bridge of its type in New Mexico. Bypassed in 1984, the bridge is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its design, enhancing local farming and tourism at Carlsbad Caverns.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 33° 7.93′ N, 104° 20.173′ W. Marker is near Hagerman, New Mexico, in Chaves County. Marker is on State Road 2 half a mile south of East Chicksaw Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerman NM 88232, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blackdom Townsite (approx. 6.6 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles
 
<i>Back of </i>Rio Felix Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. Back of Rio Felix Bridge Marker
Points of Interest
New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
Rio Felix Bridge Marker and Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
3. Rio Felix Bridge Marker and Bridge
Plaque on north side of bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
4. Plaque on north side of bridge
Felix River Bridge
Federal Aid Project No 108 A
Built – 1926 – by
The Boardman Co.
Oklahoma City
Safe Load – 2 – 15 ton trucks
Jas. A. French
State Highway Eng – R
Rio Felix Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
5. Rio Felix Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 649 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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