Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Manifesto #27

#27: Walk/drive across Navajo Bridge

Navajo Bridge crosses the Colorado River over Marble Canyon. It's one of few roadways that cross the river. A first bridge was built in 1929 and prior to this bridge, cars had to cross the the river at Lee's Ferry. In 1995, a second bridge was built. The first bridge is now only used for pedestrians while the newer bridge handles the automobile traffic. The original bridge is a Historical Civil Engineering Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. (I'm a nerd who enjoys seeing these kinds of things.)

Aimee and I drove across the bridge multiple times in the span of 3 days, and walked across it once. On one memorable trip acorss the bridge, we were in a bus returning from a rafitng trip and the driver slowed to a crawl and then drove INCREDIBLY close to the railing to give people a better look over the edge of the bridge. I may have peed my pants at this point.

The older pedestrian bridge is on the left.

This is standing on the pedestrian bridge and looking
west towards the automobile bridge.

And looking east.

I was playing around with the settings on my camera, so that's why the lighting is so different in each picture. 

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