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Rio Puerco Bridge

I-40 Exit 140, Albuquerque, NM

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The Rio Puerco bridge is a Parker Through Truss design that was built in 1933. The bridge became part of Route 66 when the road was realigned in 1937. A small plaque on the SE corner of the structure designates this as "Bridge 2530". At 250 feet long this is one of the longest bridges of it's type in New Mexico.


Today the bridge is tighly squeezed between I-40 on the south and Central Ave. NW (Old 66) on the north just east of I-40 Exit 140. A short section of road on the east end of the bridge allows parking for photo opportunities.

Photo(s): 2013