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1923 Allentown BridgeApache Cty Road 9402, Allentown
GPS: 35.28061, -109.15514
There are signs at both ends of the bridge saying "No Pedestrian Traffic", so apparently the authorities feel the bridge is to unsafe to even walk on. These photos were taken from opposite ends of the bridge and show the different terrain around it.
The timber deck was supported by steel I-bearn stringers and flanked by steel lattice guardrails. The bridge spans 206 feet in total with the longest span being 90 feet. The deck width is only 15.2 feet. So a couple of modern 8'-6" wide motorhomes would never make it across the bridge at the same time. Before the bridge was built the only way to cross the river was to just drive through the water, which often meant waiting a day or so for the water to go down after a storm.
The now closed bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.