The Winslow Bridge

The Winslow Bridge (HMLVP)

Location: Winslow, AZ 86047 Navajo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 0.931', W 110° 40.786'

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This date medallion is from the Winslow Bridge that once spanned the Little Colorado River on historic Route 66 just east of Winslow. Because the river had always proved a daunting impediment to travelers, this bridge crossing became a strategic juncture in the flow of travel and commerce. Traversing the river by wagon in the late 1800's required a harrowing journey with wheels often bogged down by quicksand. In 1939, when an older bridge had become obsolete, the 26 foot-wide 2 girder Winslow Bridge was built to ease congestion. Over 800 feet long, it was one of the longest bridges in Arizona. The Winslow Bridge continued to serve the transportation needs of northern Arizona for over 60 years and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, but time had taken its toll, and the bridge required replacement in 2005.
Series This marker is part of the U.S. Route 66 series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceBridge
Marker TypeHistoric Structure
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Year Placed2005
Marker Condition
6 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:38am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 529216 N 3874810
Decimal Degrees35.01551667, -110.67976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 0.931', W 110° 40.786'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 0' 55.8600" N, 110° 40' 47.1600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)928
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?Yes
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1801-1999 Old Hwy 66, Winslow AZ 86047, US
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Not the actual bridge, but a part of it preserved. The historic marker depicts a long and colorful history.

May 2, 2020 at 5:14pm PDT by geeia parris

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