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Whispering Pines Bridge, Spanning East Verde River at Forest Service Contro, Payson, Gila County, AZ



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B&W Photos

HB74240
Overall View Of Bridge And East Verde River

HB74241
Overall View Of Bridge And East Verde River

HB74242
Overall View Of Bridge And Forest Service Control Road

HB74243
South Web Of Bridge

HB74244
North Web Of Bridge

HB74245
North Web And West Portal Of Bridge

HB74246
South Web And East Portal Of Bridge

HB74247
West Portal And North Web Of Bridge

HB74248
East Portal Of Bridge

HB74249
West Portal Of Bridge

HB74250
Detail Of Bridge Deck, Showing Upper Chords, Verticals, Diagonals And Guardrails

HB74251
Detail Of Underside Of Bridge, Showing Lower Chords, Floor Beams, Stringers And Underside Of Steel Decking

HB74252
Detail Of End Post - Upper Chord Connection, Showing Portal Strut, Lateral Bracing And Diagonal

HB74253
Detail Of Typical Upper Chord - Vertical Connection, Showing Strut, Lateral Bracing And Diagonals

HB74254
Detail Of Lower Chord - Vertical Connection At Hip Vertical

HB74255
Detail Of Typical Lower Chord - Vertical Connection


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Item Title


Location
Spanning East Verde River at Forest Service Contro, Payson vicinity, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AZ-48
Building/structure dates: 1913 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1939 subsequent work
Significance: It is noteworthy as one of the last remaining spans from the San Carlos Bridge, a large-scale wagon truss built over the Gila River by the Office of Indian Affairs. Completed in 1913, it is technologically significant as the earliest documented example in Arizona of a mainstay structural type: the riveted Pratt through truss. It is historically important as one of the earliest multiple-span wagon bridges erected in Arizona by the Federal government. It is also infamous for its failure. Washed out a year before its completion, it stood abandoned for some six years before it was repaired and reopened. After that, the structure then carried traffic for only 14 years before it was replaced entirely and the individual spans distributed around the state.

Subjects
Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE AND EAST VERDE RIVER. VIEW TO NORTH.
2. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE AND EAST VERDE RIVER. VIEW TO SOUTH.
3. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE AND FOREST SERVICE CONTROL ROAD. VIEW TO WEST.
4. SOUTH WEB OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO NORTH.
5. NORTH WEB OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO SOUTH.
6. NORTH WEB AND WEST PORTAL OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO SOUTH.
7. SOUTH WEB AND EAST PORTAL OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
8. WEST PORTAL AND NORTH WEB OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
9. EAST PORTAL OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO WEST.
10. WEST PORTAL OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO EAST.
11. DETAIL OF BRIDGE DECK, SHOWING UPPER CHORDS, VERTICALS, DIAGONALS AND GUARDRAILS. VIEW TO WEST.
12. DETAIL OF UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGE, SHOWING LOWER CHORDS, FLOOR BEAMS, STRINGERS AND UNDERSIDE OF STEEL DECKING. VIEW TO WEST.
13. DETAIL OF END POST - UPPER CHORD CONNECTION, SHOWING PORTAL STRUT, LATERAL BRACING AND DIAGONAL. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
14. DETAIL OF TYPICAL UPPER CHORD - VERTICAL CONNECTION, SHOWING STRUT, LATERAL BRACING AND DIAGONALS. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
15. DETAIL OF LOWER CHORD - VERTICAL CONNECTION AT HIP VERTICAL. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
16. DETAIL OF TYPICAL LOWER CHORD - VERTICAL CONNECTION. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.


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