Photographer's Note

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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