Let's go to Perkinsville to take some photos of the bridge and maybe some nearby farms. We can meet at the Safeway in Chino Valley and carpool since it's a dirt road to Perkinsville.
The road to the bridge is unpaved, but accessible by most any street vehicle.
It will take about 1hr 30 min to get to the bridge from the Safeway parking lot. There are other features in the area that may be interesting to photograph, such as abandoned buildings, farms, railroad tracks etc.
I'm figuring on staying at the location for about an hour or so (possibly longer).
Bring your own lunch, or stick it out until you get back into town (Chino Valley, or Jerome (see option below).
After that some in the group may wish to head into Jerome to photograph the town and/or the Gold King Mine (entry fee - I believe it's about $5/person). It's another hour + from Perkinsville to Jerome.
The Perkinsville Bridge over the Verde River was built in 1921. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. It is a Pratt through truss bridge.
In Pratt truss bridges, the interior diagonals slope down towards the center, and are under tension. Vertical elements are under compression. In general, if pure tension elements are used in the diagonals (such as eyebars) then crossing diagonal elements may also be needed near the center to accept concentrated live loads as they traverse the span. The Perkinsville Bridge shows down-sloping diagonals and additional crossing, up-sloping diagonals.