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Ocean To Ocean Bridge - Yuma, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 32° 43.664 W 114° 36.931
11S E 723456 N 3623618
Quick Description: This bridges connects Arizona to California over the Colorado River.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 8/30/2011 10:49:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMCF27
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 38

Long Description:
The bridge was constructed in 1915 through a joint effort between the Office of Indian Affairs and the states of California, Arizona and New Mexico to promote traffic along the Ocean-to-Ocean Highway. The bridge was the only one over the Colorado for 1,200 miles. The bridge has no center pillar because of the Colorado River potential roughness.

During the 1930s, California California erected a checkpoint on their side to prevent jobless Oakies and Arkies from entering.

The bridge stopped operations in 1988. In 2002 it reopened to one way traffic only. The Ocean-to-Ocean Highway Yuma” sign was restored and is illuminated at night.
Street address:
Yuma, AZ


County / Borough / Parish: Yuma

Year listed: 1979

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Transportation

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

National Historic Landmark Link: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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