The Old Navajo Bridge (left) was designed and constructed during the 1920's. It was only 18' (5.5m) wide, accomodating two lanes of traffic. The new Navajo Bridge was built in 1995 to accomadate more modern vehicles. The old bridge remains as a historic monument and functions as a pedestrian bridge.
The Navajo Bridges span Marble Canyon approximately 470'(143m) above the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, approximately 125 (201km) miles north of Flagstaff Arizona near the Utah border.
The bridge is located in a uniquely beautiful region that is characterized by high plateaus and steep, red-walled canyons. Although the area is remote and sparsely populated, the bridge was a vital transportation link between northern Arizona and Southern Utah, providing access to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, Kaibab National Forest, Zion National Park, and Bryce National Park.
This picture was intially a color photo, but I took it with the intention of converting it to a black and white. I cropped out the sky and moutains beyond the bridges, trying to focus on the bridges and the canyon itself.
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fredon (5052) 2004-05-03 14:36
What a site! Very interesting comment. I like the way you captured the scene. The frame you chose adds a kind of miroring effect. I also like the contrast between white tones of the bridge and dark of the abyss (judicious use of B&W).
Isabelle (9046) 2004-05-05 19:26
wise use of b&w here, Jennifer.
very graphic and interesting.
notes are excellent.
thanks for sharing
Proxilva (2157) 2004-06-02 16:52
what!!!! where are you standing here?? it has this threat of tumbeling over... this is one of the places where i wanna sit down and drink a glass of wine...or two...or...or....
i just need to see this place...thanks
- Copyright: Jennifer Love (erthmuffin) (1551)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2001-12-24
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Bridges I, Steel truss bridges [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-05-03 12:43
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