4 votes

Midgley Bridge


Wilson Canyon 1

Taken Feb. 08, 2001

Photo taken by Robert Thompson


BH Photo #150281

Street View 


Steel arch bridge over Wilson Canyon on AZ A89
Coconino County, Arizona
Open to traffic
Built 1938
Steel deck arch
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 2016)
Inventory numbers
AZ 232 (Arizona bridge number)
BH 10712 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
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


Arch (12,650)
Arizona (333)
Built 1938 (899)
Built during 1930s (12,165)
Coconino County, Arizona (31)
Curved (490)
Deck arch (11,887)
Fence guardrail (255)
Functionally obsolete (5,828)
Have street view (28,892)
Open (40,968)
Owned by state (16,553)
Steel arch (404)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,506)

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • 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



Midgley Bridge
Posted February 17, 2021, by Doug Wright

The suicide barrier may not prevent deaths elsewhere, but it may protect the mental state and perhaps the physical safety of those that deal with the aftermath. I won't try to imagine the condition in which someone is found, and those that recover them may wish they could forget.

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.