Condition of the deck years later. The San Rafael Bridge was built in 1937 by the CCCs. Company 529 had a base camp in Castle Dale and did most of their work on the San Rafael Swell. Their crowining achievement, according to local residents, was this bridge. By the 1990s, it was very deteriorated and needed to be repaired and restored. It could no longer handle the heavy weight of vehicles, so a new bridge was built parallel to it. This one was restored and placed on the National Register of Historic Places and rededicated.
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