PICRYL
PICRYLThe World's Largest Public Domain Source
Verde River Sheep Bridge, Spanning Verde River (Tonto National Forest), Cave Creek, Maricopa County, AZ

Verde River Sheep Bridge, Spanning Verde River (Tonto National Forest), Cave Creek, Maricopa County, AZ

 
 
description

Summary

Significance: In 1943, Dr. R.O. Raymond, a physician and sheep rancher from Flagstaff, Arizona, sponsored the construction of Verde River Sheep Bridge on grazing allotment granted to his Flagstaff Sheep Company in Bloody Basin by Tonto National Forest. The bridge was utilized by Raymond and other sheep ranchers when sheep were trailed between summer ranges in the mountains of northern Arizona and winter pastures in the Verde River Valley. Verde River Sheep Bridge is the last remaining of several suspension-type sheep bridges constructed in Arizona.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-3
Survey number: HAER AZ-10
Building/structure dates: 1943 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1944 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1987 Demolished
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 78000569

person

Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Frank, Auza
Smith, George W
Gilliam, Cyril O
place

Location

create

Source

Library of Congress
copyright

Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html