Hell Canyon Bridge


Unknown Unknown br0137po.jpg BR-137 B&W 1015-0137-0015 br0137po Print 6x9 Historic Photographs c. 1954 Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives


This photo shows the 1954 completed modern Hell Canyon Bridge near Drake, Arizona.

Hell Canyon is a tributary of the Verde River. The bridge is located on the 35th parallel, which was used by early travelers, including Indians, missionaries and trappers. In 1851, Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves' survey team came closest to the site of the current bridge.


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