Most People Don’t Know The Story Behind Arizona’s Abandoned Bridge To Nowhere
By Monica Spencer|Published March 10, 2018
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Arizona is home to some rather impressive bridges and other engineering marvels, if we do say so ourselves. For example, there’s Navajo Bridge at Marble Canyon that is one of the highest in the nation and Roosevelt Lake Bridge, which is often called the most aesthetically pleasing bridge in the country. But for all those impressive spans of metal, concrete, and wire, some end up abandoned.
We recommend checking out the bridge for photos by traveling to From The Farm, a farm and events venue that also has a delicious food stand that serves tacos and date shakes. You’ll be able to park here and walk to the McPhaul Bridge.