Glen Canyon Dam Bridge

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Glen Canyon Bridge
Glen Dam bridge.JPG
Carries US 89
Crosses Colorado River
Locale Arizona, United States
Design Steel open-spandrel arch
Total length 1,271 feet (387 m)
Height 700 feet (210 m)
Number of spans 1
Vertical clearance 700 feet (210 m)
Constructed by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Construction begin 1957
Construction end 1959
Construction cost $4 million
Coordinates 36°56′08″N 111°29′00″W / 36.9356°N 111.4834°W / 36.9356; -111.4834Coordinates: 36°56′08″N 111°29′00″W / 36.9356°N 111.4834°W / 36.9356; -111.4834

The Glen Canyon Bridge or Glen Canyon Dam Bridge is a steel arch bridge in Coconino County, Arizona, carrying U.S. Route 89 across the Colorado River. The bridge was originally built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation to facilitate transportation of materials for the Glen Canyon Dam, which lies adjacent to the bridge just 865 feet (264 m) upstream. Carrying two lanes, the bridge rises over 700 feet (210 m) above the river and was the highest arch bridge in the world at the time of its completion in 1959.[1]

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  1. ^ "Colorado River Storage Project". U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 2010-05-04. Retrieved 2011-05-21.