Glen Canyon Dam Bridge - Page Arizona
On our camping trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park, we made several stops along the way.
This is the bridge over the Colorado River just west of the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. Page is in the distance. The green area is the Page golf course. The picture is taken through the glass of the Carl Hayden Visitor Center. When I took the photo I did not notice the smudge on the glass. Oh well, maybe I'll get a better photo next time.
The Glen Canyon Bridge or Glen Canyon Dam Bridge is a steel arch bridge in Coconino County, Arizona, carrying U.S. Route 89 across the Colorado River. The bridge was originally built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to facilitate transportation of materials for the Glen Canyon Dam, which lies adjacent to the bridge just 865 feet (264 m) upstream. Carrying two lanes, the bridge rises over 700 feet (210 m) above the river and was the highest arch bridge in the world at the time of its completion in 1959.