Glen Canyon Bridge over Colorado River, Arizona

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Title Glen Canyon Bridge over Colorado River, Arizona
Photo Number p1081n0299
Description Photo shows the bridge over the Colorado River's Glen Canyon, just downstream from the site of Glen Canyon Dam
Keywords Arizona; Bridges; Rivers; Colorado River; Glen Canyon
Subject Bridges--Arizona--Glen Canyon--Photographs; Bridges--Arizona--Coconino County--Photographs
Additional Information Glen Canyon Bridge was constructed in 1957-1959 by the United States Bureau of Reclamation to facilitate transportation of materials for construction of the Glen Canyon Dam in the 1960s. The bridge is 1,271 feet (387 m) long and rises over 700 feet (210 m) above the river. It was the highest arch bridge in the world at the time of its completion in 1959. U.S. Highway 89 passes over it
Spatial Coverage Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico); Coconino County (Ariz.); Arizona
Latitude 36.9356
Longitude -111.4834
Collection Number and Name P1081 Wayne Russell McConkie Photograph Collection
Collection Name Wayne Russell McConkie
Relation is Part of Utah River Running Archives
Date 1959; 1960; 1961
Textual Date Circa late 1950s, early 1960s
Creator McConkie, Wayne Russell
Owning Institution Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Donated By/Purchased From Slides loaned for scanning by Sheldon McConkie in April 2004
Type Image
ARK ark:/87278/s6br9gmg
Setname uum_map_rr
Date Created 2005-04-19
Date Modified 2015-11-18
ID 974649
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