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Pivot Point Interpretive Plaza

Location: Riverfront
Business: 928-373-5198
Madison Avenue at the Colorado River
Yuma, AZ 85364
Sunrise to 11 p.m.
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Learn more about the historic Yuma Crossing at the spot where the first railroad train entered Arizona in 1877.  This public park incorporates the original concrete pivot that allowed Yuma’s railroad bridge to swing open for passing steamboats and features an authentic 1907 Baldwin locomotive with concrete steps right up to the cab.  A “ghost train” audio installation re-creates the opening of the swing-span bridge and arrival of a steam locomotive, colorful panels with lots of photos give you a capsule lesson in Yuma history.

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