Old Trails Bridge

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Old Trails Bridge
Trails Arch Bridge.jpg
Photo in 2002
Old Trails Bridge is located in Arizona
Old Trails Bridge
Old Trails Bridge is located in the US
Old Trails Bridge
Location Abandoned US 66 over the Colorado River, Topock, Arizona
Coordinates 34°42′57″N 114°29′5″W / 34.71583°N 114.48472°W / 34.71583; -114.48472Coordinates: 34°42′57″N 114°29′5″W / 34.71583°N 114.48472°W / 34.71583; -114.48472
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1915-16
Built by Sourwine,S.A.; Et al.
Architectural style Brace-ribbed through arch
MPS Vehicular Bridges in Arizona MPS
NRHP reference # 88001676[1]
Added to NRHP September 30, 1988

The Old Trails Bridge over the Colorado River, brought a now-abandoned portion of U.S. Route 66 across from Needles, California to Topock, Arizona. It is a brace-ribbed through arch bridge that was built in 1915-1916.[2] It served as a highway bridge until 1947 when the Red Rock Bridge, formerly a railroad bridge, was modified for highway use. The Old Trails Bridge was later converted to a pipeline bridge.

It has also been known as Topock Bridge and as Needles Bridge. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1][2]


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