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Querino Canyon Bridge

N. Querino Rd., Querino / Houck, AZ

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In 1929, the Arizona Highway Department began upgrading U.S. Highway 66 between Lupton and Sanders. That included building several bridges, one of which was the Querino Canyon Bridge shown here looking west. The pavement here was removed after Route 66 was realigned to I-40. The bridge is on N. Querino Dirt Rd on the north side of I-40 west exit 346.

Querino Dirt Road is just that, a dirt road that can be very teeth rattling rough at times, so be prepared to go slow getting here.

GPS: 35.27091, -109.27702

The 20 foot wide concrete-decked steel trestle bridge used three Pratt deck trusses supported by steel piers to span 269 feet. This section of the old highway became county roads when Interstate 40 opened. This view is looking east.

Here's a detail of the railing on the bridge. The bridge was placed on the NRHP in 1988.

Photo(s): 2015, 2017

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xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.