U.S. 95

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U.S. 95 Arizona Highway guides

Truck U.S. 95 north (San Luis Truck Border Crossing)
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This Truck U.S. 95 reassurance shield is posted on northbound in San Luis after leaving the border crossing. Truck U.S. 95 provides an alternate route for commercial vehicles so they can bypass downtown San Luis and reach the commercial port of entry directly. Regular U.S. 95 goes through downtown San Luis, connects with the primary port of entry, then connects with Truck U.S. 95 at the commercial port of entry. Photos taken 11/10/00.
Truck U.S. 95 south (San Luis Truck Border Crossing)
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End Southbound U.S. 95 shield at the Truck Port of Entry and Border Crossing. Traffic that continues past this port of entry enters the town of San Luis Colorado in the Mexican state of Sonora. This marks the southern terminus of U.S. 95. Photos taken 11/10/00.
U.S. 95 scenes
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The McPhaul Suspension Bridge, which was built in 1928 by the state of Arizona and Yuma County, was part of the early link along the Yuma to Quartzsite road. It was named in honor of Harry McPhaul of Yuma and opened to traffic in the following year, 1929. McPhaul Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in Arizona at the time it was constructed (the main span between suspension towers is 798 feet). However, it was replaced in 1967 when s new U.S. 95 concrete bridge was constructed across the Gila River (the 1967 bridge was destroyed by flood and was replaced in 1993 - but the McPhaul Bridge survived the flood). As a result, the suspension bridge had not been used as the main route for over forty years by the time these pictures were taken. Vehicular traffic is prohibited on the McPhaul Bridge, especially because the bridge deck is made of wood. Concerns about the durability of the wood have resulted in warning signs being posted for people trying to cross the bridge, even by foot.1 Photos taken 01/15/07.

Sources:

  1. Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District - History (Bridges) - excellent resource for crossings over the Gila River


Photo Credits:

11/10/00, 01/15/07 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 8
Interstate 10
Business Loop I-8
State Route 95

Page Updated 06-18-2007.