Park Avenue Bridge (Clifton, Arizona)

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Park Avenue Bridge
Park Avenue Bridge at Clifton.jpg
Park Avenue Bridge (Clifton, Arizona) is located in Arizona
Park Avenue Bridge (Clifton, Arizona)
Park Avenue Bridge (Clifton, Arizona) is located in the US
Park Avenue Bridge (Clifton, Arizona)
Location Park Ave. over the San Francisco River, Clifton, Arizona
Coordinates 33°3′22″N 109°17′55″W / 33.05611°N 109.29861°W / 33.05611; -109.29861Coordinates: 33°3′22″N 109°17′55″W / 33.05611°N 109.29861°W / 33.05611; -109.29861
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1917-18
Built by Midland Bridge Co.; Illinois Steel Co.
Architectural style Through Truss Bridge
MPS Vehicular Bridges in Arizona MPS
NRHP Reference # 88001661[1]
Added to NRHP September 30, 1988

The Park Avenue Bridge in Clifton, Arizona brings Park Avenue over the San Francisco River and was long the one link between east and west sides of the town.[2] It is a historic through truss bridge, built during 1917-18, and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It has also been known as Clifton Bridge and as Riley Bridge.[1]

It is significant historically as the only pinned Parker vehicular truss in the state of Arizona. At the time of its NRHP listing, in 1988, it was in original condition including having a creosoted timber deck.[2]

It was individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1988. It was also included as a contributing structure within the Clifton Townsite Historic District, a historic district listed on the NRHP in 1990.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Clayton B. Fraser (April 1, 1987). "HABS/HAER Inventory: Park Avenue Bridge (Clifton Bridge, Riley Bridge)" (PDF). National Park Service.  and accompanying photo