|Interpretive sign at Pivot Point|
A huge old Southern Pacific locomotive, a 1907 Baldwin, stands on the spot today. A public address system recreates sounds that train engineers and passengers might have heard after crossing. These sounds include the train’s arrival, a passing steamboat and the bridge over the river being cranked open.
|Old locomotive at Pivot Point|
Pivot Point Interpretive Plaza, which sits above Gateway Park, is a colorful place to be at night between October 1 and May 31. That’s when the city park puts on a laser light show. The show goes on hiatus during the summer months because of Yuma’s heat: the lasers need to be chilled to work properly.