The San Carlos River Bridge is located on US 70 in Gila County on the San Carlos Apache Tribe reservation 21 miles east of Globe. The bridge, constructed in 1957 as a ten-span steel girder bridge, is to be replaced by a new eleven-span precast concrete structure. In cooperation with the San Carlos Apache Tribe, the project is scheduled to begin during summer 2011. The project is anticipated to be completed by early 2013 at an estimated project cost of $10 million.
The new bridge will include the following:
- An eleven-span precast concrete bridge
- Wider roadway approaches to the bridge
- Pavement markings
- Sewer line relocation
- Concrete sidewalk and slope stabilization
- Habitat and wetlands protection and compliance
As part of this bridge replacement project located near the communities of Peridot and San Carlos, repairs to the Peridot Railroad Bridge will be included in Phase Two. More details about the railroad bridge repairs will be available in early 2012.