US191 Bridge near Moab, Utah the Bridge at Hite Crossing Glen Canyon Dam Bridge Historic Navajo Bridge Grand Canyon Trail Bridges US93 Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

Only Five Highway Bridges Cross the Colorado in 750 Miles

At Moab, Utah, amidst unique geology, the US191 Colorado River Bridge is designed to be in harmony with nature.  The Bridge at Hite Crossing on Utah Scenic Byway 95 and the Trail of the Ancients near Hite, Utah, is 110 miles (177 km) downstream from the Moab bridge, crossing the Colorado over Cataract Canyon and the northeastern end of Lake Powell (when not in drought).  The US89 Glen Canyon Dam Bridge crosses the Colorado at the southwestern end of Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, is 185 miles (298 km) downstream from Hite Crossing.  Historic Navajo Bridge on US89A over the Colorado in Marble Canyon is 15 miles downstream from Glen Canyon Dam.  The South Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail bridges cross the Colorado near the floor of the Grand Canyon.  The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, the US93 Hoover Dam Bypass, is an amazing structure with a pedestrian walkway providing a view of Hoover Dam and the Colorado 900' (280+ m) below in Black Canyon.

Select Bridges history for information on the eleven Colorado River Bridges between Fuita, Colorado, and Topoc, Arizona.

Select a bridge from the Bridges menu to open a page with its story and an auto-show of its photos of the seven bridges indicated by NPS.

The Photo Gallery contains photos of the seven bridges identified by the NPS, the Laughlin bridge, and the three bridges discussed in Bridges History (Fruita, Dewey, and US66 at Topoc/Needles).  View photos is an auto-show of the Colorado River bridges photos in the photo gallery.

Landslide provides details and videos from the Arizona Department of Transportation of the event that closed US89 for 25 months.