Taelayag Spanish Bridge

The Taelayag Spanish Bridge is a historic stone bridge in the United States territory of Guam. It is a stone arch bridge, built sometime between 1866 and 1898, and originally carried the coast road between Agat, Guam and Umatac across Taelayag Stream. It is now located about 1,800 feet (550 m) southwest of Guam Highway 2, the modern coast road. The bridge is a single-span stone arch with a span of 8 feet 10 inches (2.69 m) and a total structure length of 27 feet 9 inches (8.46 m). This bridge, like most of the bridges that survive from the Spanish period in Guam, was probably taken out of service around 1917.[2]

Taelayag Spanish Bridge
Taelayag Spanish Bridge is located in Guam
Taelayag Spanish Bridge
LocationW of Guam Highway 2, Agat, Guam
Coordinates13°21′12″N 144°38′36″E / 13.35333°N 144.64333°E / 13.35333; 144.64333
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleSpanish stone and mortar construction
NRHP reference No.74002304[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 10, 1974

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Taelayag Spanish Bridge". National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-04-25.