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Glen Canyon Bridge


Glen Canyon Bridge

Photo taken by Bob Cortrght

BH Photo #153294


Street Views 


300 yards south of the Glen Canyon Dam, south of Page, Arizona


Steel arch bridge over Glen Canyon on US 89
Page, Coconino County, Arizona
Open to traffic
Built 1958
- Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation of New York, New York
Steel two-hinge spandrel-braced deck arch
Length of largest span: 1,030.0 ft.
Total length: 1,271.0 ft.
Deck width: 41.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.93535, -111.48415   (decimal degrees)
36°56'07" N, 111°29'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/456885/4087810 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
699 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
AZ 537 (Arizona bridge number)
BH 10707 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 67.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 15, 2018: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • June 19, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 2, 2014: New photos from Tedd
  • December 11, 2011: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • October 6, 2011: New photo from Larry Matthews
  • November 25, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • April 24, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • January 24, 2010: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • September 19, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added GPS Coordinates



Wrong bridge pic posted to Glen Canyon Bridge
Posted December 11, 2011, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Dear JR,

The bridge photo recently posted on the Glen Canyon Bridge page is actually a photo of Navajo Bridge. I am not sure if this photo is the "old" Navajo Bridge or the new one. Thanks for sharing a fantastic picture, I hope we can see it linked to the proper bridge.

Glen Canyon Bridge
Posted October 12, 2010, by Faye Jensen Corley (marajadetn [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My late Grandpa Robert Sailer designed that bridge. I don't know much else about it as of course I was like a baby then but I remember many times being told how proud everyone was of him. I think if you will research you will find this was the first steel arch bridge over such a large expanse!

I still have pictures of it from when it was first built. Everytime I see arch bridges I think of him! Thanks for a cool website!

Glen Canyon Bridge
Posted January 23, 2010, by Bob Cortrght (bob [at] bridgeink [dot] com)

Here is a shot of Glen Canyon

Glen Canyon Bridge
Posted September 19, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

This bridge appears several times in a 1960 episode of the television series, "Route 66" entitled "Layout at Glen Canyon." The show first aired on November 2, 1960.