Navajo Bridge

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This week’s photo is of the Navajo Bridge looking out from the edge of Marble Canyon, near Lee’s Ferry (Northern Arizona).  It was a cloudy afternoon and the canyon’s red rock was beautiful. The original bridge (left side) is 834 feet long and 467 feet tall – in other words it’s a long, long way down. Built in 1929 it became too old and unsafe for all traffic and a new bridge was built (right side) in 1995 which is a little longer and higher.

Marble Canyon

Marble Canyon, Looking out from the bridge

Interestingly this bridge is the only road crossing of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon for nearly 600 miles.

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