Glen Canyon Dam Bridge

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Glen Canyon Bridge
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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
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)
No. of spans 1
Clearance above 700 feet (210 m)
Constructed by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Construction start 1957
Construction end 1959
Construction cost $4 million

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. The two-lane bridge has an overall length of 1,271 feet (387 m) with a deck 700 feet (210 m) above the river, making it the one of the highest bridges in the United States. The bridge was the highest arch bridge in the world when completed in 1959.[1]

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  1. ^ "Colorado River Storage Project". U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 2010-05-04. Archived from the original on 2016-09-28. Retrieved 2016-10-31.