Fossil Creek Bridge

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Fossil Creek Bridge
Carries Fossil Creek Road
Crosses Fossil Creek
Locale near Strawberry, Arizona
Design Filled spandrel arch
Construction end 1924
Fossil Creek Bridge
Fossil Creek Bridge is located in Arizona
Fossil Creek Bridge
Fossil Creek Bridge is located in the US
Fossil Creek Bridge
Nearest city Strawberry, Arizona
Coordinates 34°23′39″N 111°37′45″W / 34.39417°N 111.62917°W / 34.39417; -111.62917Coordinates: 34°23′39″N 111°37′45″W / 34.39417°N 111.62917°W / 34.39417; -111.62917
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1924-25
Architectural style Filled Spandrel Arch
MPS Vehicular Bridges in Arizona MPS
NRHP Reference # 88001620[1]
Added to NRHP September 30, 1988

Fossil Creek Bridge is a closed-spandrel deck arch bridge built in the U.S. state of Arizona during 1924-25 on Cottonwood-Camp Verde-Pine road across Fossil Creek. The road, also known as Fossil Creek Road, crosses the creek at a point where it forms the border between Yavapai and Gila counties, and between the Tonto and the Prescott National Forests.[2] The nearest town is Strawberry in Gila County. It is not far from Camp Verde in Yavapai County.

It has a 70 feet (21 m) span,[3] a 14 feet (4.3 m) arch rise, Luten arch-like reinforcing and bulkheads. It cost $10,037 to build. It was designed by the Arizona Highway Department early in 1924 and completed later that year.[2]:


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Clayton B. Fraser (April 1, 1987). "HABS/HAER Inventory: Fossil Creek Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service: 18. Retrieved 2016-05-30.  with one photo
  3. ^ "Vehicular Bridges in Arizona" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-05-30.