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Navajo Bridge



HAER photos taken 1990 by Clayton B. Fraser and Brian Grogan

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #128284

Street Views 


Historical Article About Bridge

PDF (7.2 MB)

Source: Engineering News-Record



Steel arch bridge over Colorado River on Alt US 89
Coconino County, Arizona
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1927-1929; bypassed by parallel bridge in 1995
- Kansas City Structural Steel Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
- Ralph A. Hoffman
Steel three-hinge spandrel-braced deck arch
Length of largest span: 616.0 ft.
Total length: 833.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 13, 1981
Also called
Grand Canyon Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.81784, -111.63170   (decimal degrees)
36°49'04" N, 111°37'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/443660/4074850 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Navajo Bridge
Inventory numbers
NRHP 81000134 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
AZ 51 (Arizona bridge number)
BH 10710 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 1997)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 66.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2022: Document added by Nathan Holth
  • December 21, 2021: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 24, 2018: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • June 19, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 19, 2011: New photos from Larry Matthews
  • November 25, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • May 2, 2010: New photo from Kim Harvey
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • January 26, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected GPS data and deck width dimension
  • November 23, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • April 8, 2008: New photo from Larry Matthews
  • August 24, 2006: Posted new photos

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