Span approximately 220 feet above canyon floor; current span replaces 1882 predecessor trestle, whose foundations are still visible. Bridge is four to seven miles from paved road; high-clearance vehicle and 4WD recommended for access to east end via rocky road, with warning that monsoons or other precipitation can make road very muddy and treacherous. Access to west end possible with 4WD but strongly discouraged. Land under Navajo jurisdiction. No trespassing on bridge or RR property tolerated, as trains cross/pass in excess of 60 mph an average of three times an hour or more as of 2013. Watch for rattlesnakes!
Steel arch bridge on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (former AT&SF RR)