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Yuma Crossing, Riverfront Area, between Prison Hill & Fourth Aven, Yuma, Yuma County, AZ



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Location
between Prison Hill & Fourth Aven, Yuma, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AZ-63
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1018).
Building/structure dates: 1877 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1884 demolished
Building/structure dates: 1884 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1885 demolished
Building/structure dates: 1886 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1886 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Winterhaven vicinity, Imperial County, CA.

Subjects
Railroad Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Southern Pacific Railroad (SPRR)


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Photocopy of photograph (original print in collection of Gerald A. Doyle, Phoenix)Photographer: Emil Eger, Yuma, 1983AERIAL VIEW OF THE YUMA CROSSING LOOKING WEST. FROM BOTTOM TO TOP OF THE IMAGE ARE: 1924 SPRR BRIDGE, OCEAN-TO-OCEAN HIGHWAY BRIDGE, INTERSTATE HIGHWAY BRIDGE (THE LAST IS NOT REFERENCED IN THIS DOCUMENT). THE RIVER IS SEEN IN FLOOD STAGE, APPROXIMATING THE HISTORIC CONDITION BEFORE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE UP-STREAM DAMS.
Photocopy of photograph (original print in collection of Gerald A. Doyle, Phoenix)Photographer unknown, June 7, 1943AERIAL VIEW OF THE YUMA CROSSING LOOKING WEST. THE 1924 SPRR BRIDGE AND THE OCEAN-TO-OCEAN HIGHWAY BRIDGE ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE IMAGE. THE SITE OF SPRR BRIDGES AT MADISON AVENUE IS MARKED BY THE REMNANTS OF TWO MID-STREAM BRIDGE PIERS. THE CIRCULAR FOUNDATION OF THE SWINGING SPAN OF THE STEEL BRIDGE IS ON THE SHORELINE AT THE LEFT OF THE SOUTH (LEFT) PIER. THE RIVER IS IN FLOOD STAGE.


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