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Navajo Bridges over Marble Canyon
Near Lees Ferry, Arizona


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Old and new Navajo Bridges near Lees Ferry

Old and new Navajo Bridges near Lees Ferry

The Navajo Bridge was the first across the middle stretch of the Grand Canyon, and is still the only one between Glen Canyon and Hoover Dam. It opened in 1929 with elaborate celebrations. A replacement span with very similar design was opened in 1995.

Marble Canyon, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona

Date photographed: June 5, 2014
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On the old Navajo Bridge over the Colorado River

On the old Navajo Bridge over the Colorado River

The Navajo Bridge(s) cross Marble Canyon level with its top, 467 feet (142 meters) above the Colorado River. The old bridge's deck is 18 feet wide, the new one is 44 feet. The old bridge is now closed to vehicle traffic and is used for bungee jumping.

Marble Canyon, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona

Date photographed: June 5, 2014
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