WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
THE VIRGIN RIVER BRIDGE (aka RED RIVER BRIDGE)
St. George, Utah
LOCATIONThe bridge crossed the Virgin River approximately where the River Road Bridge in St. George is now.
HISTORYIn 1908, the Midland Bridge Co. of Kansas City was awarded a contract to build a bridge across the Virgin River south of St. George. The bid was $9,049, $104 less than the other bid. It was to use native lumber, instead of imported.
When it was finished, the eventual cost came in at $12,056.80. It was originally painted red and called the Red River Bridge.
This bridge was washed away when the Quail Creek Dam failed on December 31, 1989.
REFERENCESNewspaper clipping from an unknown source in 1908