Glen Canyon Bridge / Cableways Historical

Glen Canyon Bridge / Cableways Historical (HM1XA7)

Location: Page, AZ 86040 Coconino County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 56.241', W 111° 29.09'

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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.


Cableways


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.
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HM NumberHM1XA7
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Placed ByU.S. Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 456825 N 4088032
Decimal Degrees36.93735000, -111.48483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 56.241', W 111° 29.09'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 56' 14.46" N, 111° 29' 5.4" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Page AZ 86040, US
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