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McPhaul Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ron Brown in 2005

Enlarge

BH Photo #127216

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Gila River formerly carried US-95/Yuma-to-Quartzite road.
Location
Yuma County, Arizona
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1929; bypassed 1968
Builder
- Levy Construction Co. of Denver, Colorado
Design
Wire suspension carrying warren pony truss deck
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 798.0 ft.
Total length: 1,184.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 13, 1981
Also called
Bridge to nowhere.
Dome Bridge.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.75913, -114.42144   (decimal degrees)
32°45'33" N, 114°25'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/741564/3627526 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Laguna Dam
Inventory numbers
NRHP 81000140 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 38030 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 18, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added street view
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected GPS data
  • November 10, 2008: Updated by Ron Brown
  • November 7, 2008: New photos from Ron Brown
  • November 6, 2008: Added by Ron Brown

Sources 

  • Ron Brown - ronald [at] totacc [dot] com
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

McPhaul Bridge
Posted September 20, 2010, by Wynne Johnson (wyjohnson [at] lycos [dot] com)

I live not far from the McPhaul Bridge. A few years ago, I took some digital pictures of it and sent them to some web site interested in historic bridges. Possibly it was this website; I do not remember. I was happy to see later than the pictures hade been included on the site.

Please let me know if you would like those or similar photos of the bridge. I have quite a lot, probably four or five dozen.