Navajo Bridge over the Colorado River, Marble Canyon, Arizona

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Construction of the Original bridge known then as Grand Canyon Bridge began in June of 1927.

On January 12, 1929, the bridge was opened to traffic. At the time, it was the highest steel arch bridge in the world and made traveling between Utah and Arizona much easier.

The bridge was known as the Grand Canyon Bridge for five years following its dedication on June 14-15, 1929. In 1934 the official name was changed to Navajo Bridge.

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Popi Braga on January 21, 2013

Super shot! Like10. Ciao! _Popi

Doug Best on January 22, 2013

Popi Braga,

Thank you for your kind comment and Like!

Friendly Greetings from Central Ohio!


Ivan Logvinov on February 3, 2013

What a beautiful scene! Great bridge!
Like + YS!
Best regards from Russia!

Doug Best on February 3, 2013

Hello Ivan,

Thank you for the kind comments, Like + YS for the Navajo bridge!

Best regards, Doug

Trigana Udara on February 8, 2013

Very interesting photo of civil engineering... how long is the bridge....?? - I like12 and F7 - regards, trigana

Doug Best on February 8, 2013

Hello trigana,

Thank you for the kind comments, like12 and F7

The specifications for the bridge are:

Total length: 909 feet (277 m), Steel arch length: 726 feet (221 m, Arch rise: 90 feet (27 m), Height above river: 470 feet (140 m).

Friendly Greetings and Best Regards from Central Ohio, Doug

Jicé Remue on February 17, 2013

I like 13 the colors, the perspective and the composition....
Good shot !!!
Nice sunday.

Doug Best on February 17, 2013

Hi JC,

Thank you very much for your kind comments and Like!

Greetings and Best Wishes, Doug

Lilibeth Borra on February 18, 2013

Man and nature at its best in this photo! Like!!!

James Bian on March 19, 2013

Excellent composition, beautiful landscape. YSL


Sirka on April 8, 2013


Doug Best on April 10, 2013

Lilibeth Borra


Thank you for your kind coments and Likes!

Greetings from Ohio!


nourollah asri on October 26, 2013

وقتی این پل ها که شاهکار مهندسی است می بینم . حسرت بدل میشوم که چرا در مملکت ما ایران این تلاش ها صورت نمی گیرد . الان 20 سال است میخوان جاده کندوان را بصورت شاهراه در بیاورند . ولی همه اش دروغ دروغ خدایا مملکت ما را از دروغ حفظ فرما . مردم امریکا مردمی تلاشگر و دوست ملت ایران بودند و هستند و خواهند بود

nourollah asri on October 26, 2013

U S A : i love you . i love you .

Petr Chudoba on March 20, 2015

Nice composition! LIKE. Friendly greetings, Petr

msdte on May 13

Very impressive photo! Like & fav. Greetings, Dmitry

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 13, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Doug Best
    • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
    • Taken on 2007/08/12 17:28:00
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 30.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash