Four Bridges / Three States
forgotten, or under-appreciated spansPhotographs
by Barclay Gibson
in Arizona, California and Oregon
(East to West, South to North)
Canyon Bridge, Winslow, Arizona|
Pony Truss spans the Chevelon Canyon. 104 feet in length, the bridge is found
12 Miles SE of Winslow.
Photographer’s note: “…down a long dusty
road. I did not pass one vehicle in either direction.” Winslow, in Navajo County
has a population of around 10,000.
Houck, county seat of Apache County in the NE portion of the state, has just over
1,000 residents. Included “not for its beauty or magnitude, but [because] it is
listed as an Old Route 66 bridge,” this pony truss crosses Querino Canyon
and is located roughly 5 miles southwest of Houck, within sight of I-40. It.
Canyon Bridge on Old Route 66
note: “The road, after human maintenance ended, has totally reverted back
to common, old, everyday dirt.”
a population just over 10,000, Redding is the county seat of Shasta County. This
modern pedestrian bridge crosses the Sacramento River just off Interstate 5 and
is primarily used by hikers.
Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay
Bridge at Turtle Bay, Redding, California|
Photos courtesy Barclay
Newport, OregonUS Highway
101 Lincoln County seat of government, Newport reported an estimated 10,240 people
for 2006. This beautiful 3,223 foot bridge was built in 1934 and shows beautiful