SR 77 bridge replacement project nears completion in Winkelman

Both lanes of traffic now open on bridge over Gila River

Photo of SR 77 bridge in Winkelman

PHOENIX – Both lanes of traffic are now open on the State Route 77 bridge in Winkelman as the Arizona Department of Transportation nears completion on a $12.6 million project to replace the structure over the Gila River.

Work crews have removed temporary signals that had restricted traffic to a single lane since the bridge replacement project began in late 2019. That traffic configuration allowed ADOT to reconstruct half the bridge at a time without any extended full closures.

Motorists should continue to watch for construction personnel and equipment as work crews clean up the work site. Additionally, drivers should expect intermittent lane restrictions in May as crews install final lane striping.

The new 761-foot-long bridge carries two lanes of traffic over the Gila River, along with a wider pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists.

For more information, go to the project website.