Friday, March 16, 2012

Bridge To Nowhere


It once bridged the great Gila River...
but now spans over shifting sands of the desert.
The Golden Gate Bridge over San Francisco follows this style.
It was built in 1929 - a 800 foot long suspension bridge was given the name Dome Bridge, later being renamed honoring an old-timer. Henry Harrison (Harry) McPhaul, who came to Arizona in 1897. 
He was a guard at the Yuma Territorial Prison and was the only Yuma resident who ever became an Arizona Ranger.
The bridge was considered to flimsy for modern traffic, 
so the highway was rerouted to a smaller bridge. 
In 1993 this smaller bridge was destroyed by a flood...
but the Bridge to Nowhere still stands.

If you don't feel the bridge itself is worth the trip...
The FARM is!
You can sit outside or in and enjoy a Taco, Hot Dog even a Date Shake, plus more yummy treats andbBrowse the store for unique Antiques.
Its north of Yuma on Highway 95, about 18 miles from Yuma.

9 comments:

  1. How interesting about the bridge, and I would definitely feel the bridge was well worth the trip :)

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  2. Something to file in the memory banks for future trips. Thanks.

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  3. I like bridges like that, I have never heard of it and I think I would like to visit it someday.

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  4. The river dried up? That can't be good!
    I wouldn't mind rummaging through the antique store & having a hot-dog, too! =)

    Thank you for including Landon in your prayers... very much appreciated! =)

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  5. YES THE GILA RIVER...IS REALLY SAND NOW...

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  6. What fun to find treasures such as this, a cuppa tea at the quaint restaurant sounds like it's worth the drive! Did you find anything to take home from the antique shop?

    Have a wonderful weekend! Cheers.

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  7. The "flimsy" bridge still stands after the new one is washed away...I love the irony!

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  8. What a scary bridge! Love that cheerful taco hut!

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  9. I'm stopping by to say hello and wishing you a happy St. Pat's day! sandie

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