HISTORIC ROCKVILLE BRIDGE FUND
Built in 1924 to span the east fork of the Virgin River and provide an essential automobile link between Zion National Park and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Historic Rockville Bridge is the last surviving Parker Through Truss Bridge in the state of Utah.
Today it serves as a vital link to homes on the south side of Rockville, as well as the historic Grafton town site, the scenic back-way to Smithsonian Butte and the world class slick rock areas on Gooseberry Mesa.
In the fall of 2012, a detailed inspection and evaluation of the bridge revealed significant deterioration. In February of 2013, the Town of Rockville was approved by the Joint Highway Commission for a $3.2 million grant.
The Historic Rockville Bridge is a beloved historic landmark and there are no plans to replace it. The initial engineering study planned for the spring of 2015 will cost $20,000. The follow-up study to provide an engineering plan is expected to cost approximately $180,000. The matching funds for the grant is $230,000. And the future maintenance is yet to be determined.
Rockville is a small town of just 146 families and the budget is tight. The town has no money and no resources. The matching funds, engineering studies and future maintenance must be provided by benevolent benefactors. All donations are tax-deductible, as they are provided to a municipality for a public work. So please, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.