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Grand Canyon National Park in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge

National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

 
 
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By Desi Becker, May 26, 2021
1. Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1928, the Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge was the only crossing of the Colorado River in a distance of 754 miles from Moab, Utah to Needles, California. Built in a remove location with incredibly difficult access through rugged terrain. The 440 feet long bridge was designed to carry foot traffic, horses and mules and was made of components that could be carried down into the Grand Canyon by man or mule, 42 men, mostly members of the Havasupai tribe, carried each 550 feet long, 2,300 pound, suspension cable 7 miles down the twisting and tortuous South Kaibab Trail.
 
Erected 2019 by American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 36° 3.96′ N, 112° 7.021′ W. Marker is in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on Rim Trail north of Yavapai
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By Desi Becker, May 26, 2021
2. Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge Marker
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Point, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Yavapai Viewpoint Rd, Grand Canyon AZ 86023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.6 miles away); Verkamp's Curios (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hopi House (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Hopi House (approx. 1.2 miles away); El Tovar Hotel (approx. 1.3 miles away); Santa Fe Depot (approx. 1.3 miles away); Grand Canyon Depot (approx. 1.3 miles away); CCC Legacy (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Canyon National Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2021. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2021.
 
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Jun. 19, 2021