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Rio Felix Bridge

US 285 over Rio Felix, Hagerman, NM, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 33° 7' 51.930768", -104° 20' 10.13208"
  New Mexico NM State Historical Marker
New Mexico State
Historical Marker

National Register of Historic Places
    Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

a.k.a. Rio Feliz Bridge

Completed in 1926, the Rio Felix Bridge was one of the most important structures in New Mexico's highway system. It was placed across the river at an angle of almost 45 degrees to increase stability during floods and had three 144 foot Pratt Truss spans. It is the longest birdge of its type in New Mexico.Historic Highway Bridges of New Mexico MPS

Rio Felix Bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 15, 1997.

Last updated: 10/12/2009 15:10:00
Rio Felix Bridge Historical Marker Location Map, Hagerman, New Mexico