Old Trails Arch Bridge
Looking SW from Arizona side
Photo taken by Craig Philpott
BH Photo #192249
Even though the bridge is closed to traffic, it's wonderful that it's still standing and still serves a purpose.
I know that some places use bird netting to prevent birds from nesting on the bridge. Of course, this is more common in urban areas where people are always under the bridge.
It can't prevent them jumping, but it can catch them! It can also thwart natural selection when idiots decide to cavort on the bridge.
If it stays, that's probably the purpose. It may also indicate that they are about to do some work and want to protect workers. Look again in a few months....
Wouldn't it be nice if they opened this to pedestrians and bikers who want to have the original Route 66 experience?
Yesterday I noticed black nets hanging below the bridge for the first time. To prevent jumpers?
I added this bridge on Oct. 2 and posted it (http://bridgehunter.com/az/mohave/old-trails-arch/). I just noticed that you also posted this bridge recently. Now there are two separate postings for the same bridge. So there will not be two postings for the same bridge, what do we do?