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