Tucson's newest bridge was dedicated on Jan. 5, 2016 in honor of 18 Airmen of the U.S. Army Air Corps who died in a midair collision between two B-24 bombers east of Tucson in 1944. The bridge connects Kolb Road with the Sabino Canyon Road extension to Tanque Verde Road.
Ron Bloom, left, and local resident Richard Darland discuss Bloom's 1965 Chevy Corvair prior to the dedication of the new Airmen Memorial Bridge. Bloom was the driver for Tucson Ward 2 Council member Paul Cunningham for the short opening parade.
Bill Davidson, Ray Villalobos and Fred Gateman, l-r, found a cartridge just south of the new bridge construction that may have come from a 1944 midair collision of two B-24 bombers that killed the members of both crews.