Rating:
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Midgley Bridge

Photos 

Wilson Canyon 1

Taken Feb. 08, 2001

Photo taken by Robert Thompson

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BH Photo #150281

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Steel arch bridge over Wilson Canyon on AZ A89
Location
Coconino County, Arizona
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938
Design
Steel deck arch
Dimensions
Total length: 373.7 ft.
Also called
Wilson Canyon Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.88538, -111.74237   (decimal degrees)
34°53'07" N, 111°44'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/432162/3860583 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Munds Park
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
4,330
Inventory numbers
AZ 232 (Arizona bridge number)
BH 10712 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 50.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (11,413)
Arizona (295)
Built 1938 (805)
Built during 1930s (10,953)
Coconino County, Arizona (28)
Curved (404)
Deck arch (10,653)
Fence guardrail (208)
Functionally obsolete (7,597)
Have street view (24,711)
Open (38,019)
Owned by state (14,672)
Steel arch (345)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,819)

Update Log 

  • November 20, 2014: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • October 7, 2013: Updated by Brent Tindall: Changed name to reflect that of which is on signage
  • August 25, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr
  • April 24, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 23, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected GPS data
  • December 1, 2009: New photos from Robert Thompson

Sources 

Comments 

Midgley Bridge
Posted July 27, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge will be getting a suicide barrier. I will never understand suicide barriers. In Toronto they did this for a bridge and while it stopped bridge jumpers, the total suicides in the city did not decrease, people found other ways to do it. Take this bridge for example. If they put up a barrier, what's to keep people from simply jumping into the gorge from any other location? Seems like falling off any part of this deep/shear canyon would be fatal. http://verdenews.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&Art...

Meanwhile those of us who enjoy the view will have that obstructed with a barrier.