Page in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Glen Canyon Bridge / Cableways
Glen Canyon Bridge
Majestic Glen Canyon Bridge, 865 feet (264 meters) downriver from the dam, was the highest steel-arch bridge in the United States when completed. The roadway is 700 feet (213 meters) above the surface of the Colorado River.
Construction began in early 1957 and was completed in 1959. The bridge provided a way for workers, equipment, and supplies to cross the canyon during construction of the dam and powerplant. It now serves as a link for U.S. Highway 89, connecting Arizona and Utah.
During construction of the dam and powerplant, cableways were the easiest way to move heavy equipment, concrete and generator parts to the bottom of the canyon. Huge woven cables carried the weight. Despite the size and seeming durability, the cables had to be replaced every eight months.
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation.
Location. 36° 56.241′ N, 111° 29.09′ W. Marker is in Page, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 89. Touch for map. Marker is located on top of Glen Canyon Dam, near the center, on the south side, under an awning, overlooking
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colorado River Storage Project / Glen Canyon Dam (within shouting distance of this marker); Intake Structures (within shouting distance of this marker); Glen Canyon Dam (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hydroelectric Power - A Green and Renewable Energy Source (about 400 feet away); Rock Bolts / High Scaling (about 500 feet away); Concrete Bucket / Concrete Core Sample (about 600 feet away); Dinosaur Tracks (about 700 feet away); Turbine Runner (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Page.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features •
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