By Jerry A. Cannon,Patricia D. Morris

Arizona was only a passage for pioneers headed west for gold, spiritual freedom, and inexpensive land. local american citizens had lived in and explored the territory for years, however it was once show up future and the western expansionist philosophy of the burgeoning US govt that created the impetus for larger and speedier routes around the massive territory with its topographical demanding situations. within the Eighties, the railroads first booted their means around the panorama, following old trails prior to the highways have been equipped. The Grand Canyon and Colorado River have been seen demanding situations, yet there have been additionally seasonal waterways that wanted crossings. The background of the kingdom unfolds with this ebook, profiling the bridges that outline those ancient transportation routes. lots of them were proudly restored by way of their groups or the nation, whereas others are long past or are in a tragic country of decline.

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