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Historic Gillespie Dam Bridge

Old US Highway 80, Arlington, AZ
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old scenic drive

went this way to Gila Bend. Stopped to see the old bridge and dam. there is a pull out to see it... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2018
janiced976
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Phoenix, Arizona
Fascinating Place and Area

The bridge is beautiful and rusty, the dam is bizarre yet beautiful and fascinating. They are in a... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2018
CandaceLynn
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Old US Highway 80, Arlington, AZ
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

went this way to Gila Bend. Stopped to see the old bridge and dam. there is a pull out to see it and read about it also online info is helpful. On the way you could see deer and other wildlife!

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

The bridge is beautiful and rusty, the dam is bizarre yet beautiful and fascinating. They are in a beautiful agricultural area, something you don't really see that often in AZ. It's a great drive out and walk around the area.

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Reviewed May 10, 2017

This is a great local road for a motorcycle ride. Love stopping at this bridge. There is a variety of sites along the way from Phoenix. Take the loop via Maricopa and Gila Bend (all back roads). Along the way you will see solar farms,...More

2  Thank aburgfogarty
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Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old Bridge with a history brought my kids to see the bridge the same way my dad did to me when I was 8 years old💖

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Reviewed August 4, 2016

This was a nice little adventure to Arlington Arizona. There is nothing around. Lots of agriculture and farms. We saw several Hickman's Eggs trucks. The bridge itself is very beautiful. And it's very photogenic. The bridge is narrow and we waited until a large semi...More

1  Thank MsBloo
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Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Love this bridge, quick and easy visit, but that can be a double-edged sword. With nothing much around it and little information on site, visit this place for the sites and the drive.

Thank Rpbphotos
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Reviewed April 29, 2016

This is an old historic bridge worth seeing. There is a nearby dam (now destroyed that is also worth the short walk on a dirt path. There was lots of water around which was scenic as well as unexpected. (I know bridges and dams usually...More

1  Thank Charles B
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Reviewed December 17, 2015

Our day trip started in Gila Bend AZ. Traveled Old Highway 80 to the Gillespie Dam Bridge. The car trip was enjoyable. Cotton Center Solar Farm, Cattle lots, hay fields and not much traffic! When we arrived at the bridge site, there was a large...More

2  Thank redheadsue
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Reviewed May 5, 2015

Most people travel between Buckeye and Gila Bend, Arizona, on route MC 85. The road less traveled is Old US Highway 80, accessed just south of Buckeye by turning right off of MC 85 onto W. Hazen Rd. and then left on S. Wilson Ave,...More

8  Thank lancegoodyear
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sisp65
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Response from redheadsue | Reviewed this property |
There is a ramp walk from the parking lot to a pier. It will allow them to be high enough to have a better look at the Dam area and water running on the North side of the Dam. Also a better look of the bridge and pilings... More
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