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McPhaul Bridge


Photo taken by Ron Brown in 2005


BH Photo #127216


Street Views 


Wire suspension bridge over Gila River formerly carried US-95/Yuma-to-Quartzite road.
Yuma County, Arizona
Closed to all traffic
Built 1929; bypassed 1968
- John A. Roebling's Sons Co. of Roebling, New Jersey (Cable Supply)
- Levy Construction Co. of Denver, Colorado
Wire suspension carrying warren pony truss deck
Length of largest span: 798.0 ft.
Total length: 1,184.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.7 ft.
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 29, 2021: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 21, 2019: New Street View added by Luke
  • August 20, 2019: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added cable supplier.
  • 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



McPhaul Bridge
Posted August 21, 2019, by Daniel

Wow, this is one of the longest suspension bridges I've seen that's this narrow. Maybe one of the longest bridges period that's this narrow.

14.7', I guess two cars of the era could fit past each other but it'd be tight. Two modern cars wouldn't be able to pass.

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.