Sheep Herder's Bridge

July 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

A 3-hour dirt road north of Phoenix, AZ brings you to the sheep herder's bridge.  This bridge truly feels like it was built in the middle of nowhere, crossing a river for no obvious reason as there is nothing on either side.

The original bridge was built in 1943 by the Flagstaff Sheep Company to allow safe crossing of the Verde River. This area had been used for sheep ranching since 1926.  The current bridge was built by the Forest Service in 1988 after the old one was deemed unsafe for use.

 


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