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Albuquerque in Bernalillo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rio Puerco Bridge

 
 
Rio Puerco Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 6, 2011
1. Rio Puerco Bridge Marker
Inscription. This Parker through truss located on the historic Route 66 was built in 1933. It was fabricated by the Kansas City Structural Steel Company and erected by F.D. Shufflebarger of Albuquerque. Its 250 foot long length is one of the longest in new Mexico. Repairs and remodeling were completed in 1957. This structure was replaced in 1999 and is being preserved by the New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department.
 
Erected by New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 2.019′ N, 106° 56.527′ W. Marker is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Bernalillo County. Marker is on NW Frontage Road (Interstate 40 at milepost 140), 0.2 miles east of Rio Puerco, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. West on I40 from Albuquerque take off-ramp 140. Drive approximately 3/8 mile west on Northwest frontage road. Marker is in this post office area: Albuquerque NM 87121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Albuquerque (approx. 9.8 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
More about this marker.
Rio Puerco Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 8, 2011
2. Rio Puerco Bridge Marker
East side Rio Puerco Bridge. The 1999 replacement span is visible on the right.
The bridge area is an informal rest stop. There are fuel and facilities at the off-ramp.
 
Additional keywords. Route 66, Isleta Pueblo
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Rio Puerco Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 8, 2011
3. Rio Puerco Bridge
Rio Puerco Bridge Marker - view north image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 8, 2011
4. Rio Puerco Bridge Marker - view north
Rio Puerco Bridge - view east image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 8, 2011
5. Rio Puerco Bridge - view east
Rio Puerco Bridge - view south image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 8, 2011
6. Rio Puerco Bridge - view south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on September 9, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 28, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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