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Navajo Bridge
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Navajo Bridge NavahoBridges.jpg View to east with 1929 bridge at left, 1995 bridge at right A portion of the Echo Cliffs is in the background. Official name Navajo Steel Arch Highway Bridge Carries US 89A Crosses Colorado River at Marble Canyon Design spandrel arch bridge with 90 feet (27 m) rise (both) Material steel Total length 834 feet (254 m) 1st 909 feet (277 m) 2nd Width 18 feet (5.5 m) 1st 44 feet (13 m) 2nd Longest span 616 feet (188 m) 1st[1] 726 feet (221 m) 2nd Number of spans 1 Piers in water 0 Clearance below 464 feet (141.4 m) 1st 470 feet (143.3 m) 2nd Construction begin 1927 (1st) 1994 (2nd)[2] Construction end 1929 (1st) 1997 (2nd)[2] Opened 1929-06-15 (1st) 1994-10-14 (2nd) Navajo Steel Arch Highway Bridge U.S. National Register of Historic Places Navajo Bridge is located in Arizona Nearest city: Page, Arizona Coordinates: 36°49′2″N 111°37′53″WCoordinates: 36°49′2″N 111°37′53″W Built: 1927 Architect: Arizona Highway Dept.; Et al. Architectural style: Other Governing body: State MPS: Vehicular Bridges in Arizona MPS NRHP Reference#: 81000134[3] Added to NRHP: August 13, 1981 Navajo Bridge crosses the Colorado River's Marble Canyon near Lee's Ferry in the US state of Arizona. It carries U.S. Route 89A. Spanning Marble Canyon, the bridge carries northbound travelers to southern Utah and to the Arizona Strip, the otherwise inaccessible portion of Arizona north of the Colorado River, which includes the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
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