Virgin River Bridge, Spanning Virgin River on State Highway 9, Hurricane, Washington County, UT
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Spanning Virgin River on State Highway 9, Hurricane vicinity, UT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER UT-59
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1991 demolished
Significance: The Harrisburg Bridge is a four span, cantilevered, poured concrete bridge with an open spandrel arch over the Virgin River. It is one of three open spandrel concrete bridges remaining in the State of Utah. The bridge was constructed by the Reynolds Ely Construction Company of Springville, Utah. The bridge provided more direct access to Zion National Park and other points of interest in southern Utah and northern Arizona. The increase in tourist traffic proved to be an economic boost to the economies of the town of Hurricane and other small communities of the region.
Reynolds, H. T.
Reynolds Ely Contsruction Company
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW OF EAST APPROACH TO BRIDGE
2. VIEW OF WEST APPROACH TO BRIDGE
3. VIEW OF NORTH SIDE OF BRIDGE
4. DETAIL VIEW OF OPEN SPANDREL ARCH, PILLARS, AND RAILING ON NORTH SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST
5. VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE, SHOWING ENCLOSED SPANDREL ARCH AND BRIDGE NAMEPLATE, LOOKING EAST
6. VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE, SHOWING OPEN SPANDREL, LOOKING EAST FROM SLIGHTLY BELOW BRIDGE
7. VIEW OF OPEN SPANDREL ARCH PORTION AND REPLACEMENT BRIDGE ON SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE
8. VIEW LOOKING WEST BENEATH SECOND ENCLOSED SPANDREL ARCH
9. DETAIL VIEW OF ROLLING EXPANSION JOINT, NORTHEAST BASE OF SECOND CLOSED SPANDREL ARCH AT JUNCTION OF OPEN SPANDREL ARCH, LOOKING EAST
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