This is the Roosevelt Bridge on SR 188 at the end of SR88 (the Apache Trail) on Roosevelt Lake just east of Roosevelt Dam. Gila County Arizona between Globe and Payson.
It was a hazy day and the wind was blowing - tough conditions. But the haze actually softened the light, shadows and background making this a decent shot. This is where the Upper Salt River flows in and the Salt River flows out towards Phoenix.
Here's a similar view from higher on the mountain:
"Prior to completion of the bridge in October 1990, traffic drove over the top of the dam. The bridge itself earned rare distinction when the bridge was named one of the top 12 bridges in the nation in November 1995. The American Consulting Engineers Council cited the bridge for overall design, size, eye-appeal and design challenge. Other bridges cited were the Golden Gate Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge.
The $21.3 million bridge was built to take traffic off the top of Roosevelt Dam. Roosevelt Lake Bridge is the longest two-lane, single-span, steel-arch bridge in North America. The bridge, spans 1,080 feet across Roosevelt Lake providing two-way traffic. The original dam-top roadway was designed to allow two Model-T Fords to pass abreast, but today's recreational vehicles and full-size automobiles are too wide to permit two-way traffic."
I remember an old photograph my Uncle's parents had on the wall of
their house on Euclid Street in Globe. It was them with some young
Italian pilots by a seaplane on Lake Roosevelt. Here is the story
The Apache Trail Circle Route by Tom Kollenborn
"On April 8, 1927, one month before Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic Ocean, an Italian pilot and his crew landed on Roosevelt Lake in a seaplane named the Santa Maria. They had flown all the way from Italy across the Atlantic Ocean. Commander Francesco de Pinedo had planned to circumnavigate the globe in 1927, but tragedy struck at Roosevelt Lake. A carelessly tossed cigarette ignited gasoline which destroyed De Pinedo's aircraft at Hotel Point on Roosevelt Lake."