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Bridge To Nowhere

Yuma, Arizona USA

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“The old McPhaul Swinging Bridge”

McPhaul Swinging Bridge: Located 18 miles North on Highway 95, the McPhaul "Swinging Bridge to Nowhere" is a Yuma oddity. Originally the Dome Bridge, the McPhaul Bridge was constructed by Yuma County and the State of Arizona in 1929. Built to allow users of the Yuma-to-Quartzite road (now Highway 95) to cross the Gila River, this suspension bridge, with a span of 798 feet, is no longer used after the road was diverted. Although damaged in 1990 by fire, this bridge outlasted its replacement which was destroyed by the flood of 1993.

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James Fisher

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November 04, 2015
Rated 4.0

This 800 foot suspension bridge spanned the Gila River when it was built in 1929, but it was considered too flimsy for the modern volume of traffic. In 1968 a dam was built upstream, diverting the river. The highway was then routed over a much smaller bridge which was destroyed by flood in 1993, while the original swing bridge still stands, though it crosses only rocky desert these days.

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Bridge To Nowhere

Yuma, Arizona
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