Perkinsville Bridge

  • January 16, 2014 · 8:00 AM

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.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

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).

OPTION:

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.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great place for pictures. Thanks Eric for taking us there. I am looking at the pictures so far and there are some really great shots here. Way to go everyone.

    January 17, 2014

  • Stefanie R.

    Never been out there or the back way to Jerome. Very fun~

    January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great place for HDR and B&W shots

    January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Always fun to hang around good friends and take pictures

    January 16, 2014

  • Eric A.

    I've put additional info. re: this meet-up on the event posting. It should be fun.

    January 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry to bail again. I really am not a ghost. I have to be somewhere at noon, Prescott, and have an itty sedan. One day I hope not to be juggling and start to make sense of my camera.

      January 15, 2014

  • Eric A.

    Some folks have asked about the drivability of the dirt road out to Perkinsville. Though the road is similar to the one near the cement plant, I was planning on taking Perkinsville road out of Chino Valley (just north of Safeway). I've taken it in our SUV several times in the past with no problems.
    If folks want to carpool, we can sort out carpool groups based on who might want to go back to the Safeway right afterwards, and those who want to swing by Jerome before heading home.

    January 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good. Picking up stefanie in the morning and I also told Deb she could ride with me as well so we'll work it out in the morning

      January 15, 2014

  • Frank B.

    How long do you plan to be out? If longer than 4 hours, what is normally done for lunch?

    January 14, 2014

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