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Category 3 - Major Highway Structures - Over $10 Million

Award of Excellence

Navajo Bridge Over Grand Canyon


Navajo Bridge Over Grand Canyon

Coconino County, Arizona


Designer: Cannon & Associates, Inc, Consulting Engineers
Contractors: Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc.

The new Navajo Bridge in Grand Canyon National Park is the only crossing of the Colorado River for a stretch of 965 km (600 miles). The $15 million steel arch bridge carries traffic across Marble Canyon, 143m (470 feet) above the Colorado River. The 1929 Navajo Bridge remains a pedestrian bridge. High strength steel was used in the new bridge in order to be visually compatible with the historic bridge and its setting.

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