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Hassayampa Bridge, Spanning Hassayampa River at old U.S. Highway 80, Arlington, Maricopa County, AZ



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Location
Spanning Hassayampa River at old U.S. Highway 80, Arlington vicinity, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AZ-36
Building/structure dates: 1929 initial construction
Significance: Through its various permutations, the bridge exemplifies early Arizona bridge construction. First built in 1915-16 as a temporary timber trestle, it was upgraded in 1922 by the addition of two steel trusses, and later replaced entirely with the present concrete structure. It is significant as an integral part of U.S. Highway 80, arguably the state's most important east-west route. The bridge's completion in 1929 eliminated the last major obstacle to foul-weather driving on the route through Arizona. It is illustrative for its use of the four-rib concrete deck girder - a standard structural type in Arizona in the 1920s and 1930s. With its seven 45-foot girder spans, it represents one of the more noteworthy examples of its type in the state.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Arizona Highway Department


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE AND HASSAYAMPA RIVER. VIEW TO NORTH.
2. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
3. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO SOUTH.
4. NORTH SIDE OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
5. EAST PORTAL OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO WEST.
6. WEST PORTAL OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO EAST.
7. SOUTH SIDE AND WEST PORTAL OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
8. SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
9. DETAIL OF TYPICAL GIRDER SPAN, PIER NUMBER 5 (BUILT IN 1922) AND PIER NUMBER 6 (BUILT IN 1929). VIEW TO NORTH.
10. DETAIL OF WEST ABUTMENT, SHOWING ABUTMENT (1922) AND WINGWALL AND GIRDER (1929). VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
11. DETAIL OF PIER NUMBER 4 (1929), SHOWING FIXED GIRDER BEARINGS. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
12. DETAIL OF PIER NUMBER 3 (1922), SHOWING ROLLER GIRDER BEARINGS. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
13. DETAIL OF ROLLER GIRDER BEARINGS AT PIER NUMBER 7 (1929). VIEW TO NORTH.
14. DETAIL OF NORTH GUARDRAIL AND EXPANSION JOINT IN CONCRETE SLAB, SHOWING DAMAGED SECTION OF GUARDRAIL AND ALUMINUM REPLACEMENT. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
15. DETAIL OF GUARDRAIL AND BULKHEAD AT ABUTMENT. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
16. Photographic copy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, 1928 (microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). LAYOUT MAP; PROFILE & PIER DETAILS.
17. Photographic copy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, 1928 (microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). 37'7' U ABUTMENT FOR 4 GIRDER DECK OF THE HASSAYAMPA BRIDGE.
18. Photographic copy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, 1928 (microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). DETAILS OF 45'8' - 4 GIRDER DECK, 24 FT. ROADWAY OF THE HASSAYAMPA BRIDGE.


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