National Register of Historic Places in Santa Fe County
El Puente de Los Hidalgos was constructed in 1920 to provide a direct and efficient connection from the central city to State Highway 485, the main road to Taos and the northern precincts of Santa Fe County.
The bridge is an excellent example of a virtually unaltered, reinforced concrete bowstring arch in New Mexico. It is the only known example of its type in New Mexico.
The bridge is also distinguished for its design, most notably its rendered concrete finish and sidewalk brackets, which are indicative of the Pueblo Revival manner for which Santa Fe is so well known.
Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in the year 2001.