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Cool bridge.

This is a cool old narrow bridge with a view of the busted dam. Photographers probably love this... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2019
Buckeye, Arizona
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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
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

This is a cool old narrow bridge with a view of the busted dam. Photographers probably love this for shots. Not much beyond that though.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank l0rdbens0n
Reviewed April 13, 2019

The ride itself out to the bridge is filled with great scenery if you go out old AZ 80. Take the walk out to the fallen dam to see a variety of wild life and a bit of Arizona History. The bridge itself is amazing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Guymophx
Reviewed April 1, 2019

There are a lot of amazing day trips from Phoenix, and the Historic Gillespie Dam, is no exception. I love Arizona, period! I'm never disappointed, when I decide to head to one of our historic spots. I personally came upon the old Gillespie Dam, back...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Maddog4631
Reviewed March 28, 2019

After reading about this historic bridge (I think in Arizona Highways Magazine), we took the scenic route on our trip to California so that we could visit it. The bridge crosses the Gila River on Old US Highway 80, about 22 miles north of Gila...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The bridge is an awesome sight. The dam has a unique look. The water was kind of stagnant. The petroglyphs are kind of hard to spot but they are are there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rosalinda C
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Great view - Historic Gillespie Dam Bridge in Arlington, AZ is ocated on the Gila River between the towns of Buckeye and Gila Bend, Arizona

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank John S
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!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank janiced976
Reviewed January 3, 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.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank CandaceLynn
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

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank aburgfogarty
Reviewed January 29, 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💖

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank gicel89
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January 21, 2016|
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