Drive from Lake Powell, AZ to Grand Canyon (North Rim)
Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 10:35AM
[Raul Keally]

I just came across this photo series that I forgot to post.  I woke up early on Sunday, September 13th to drive from Lake Powell, AZ to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.  It was a very scenic drive especially as I approached the Navajo Bridge on Highway 89.  When constructed in 1928-29, the Navajo Bridge was the only bridge crossing along the Colorado River for 600 miles.  Lee's Ferry , which is located nearby was the only other option in crossing the Colorado River - offering automobile transport.  Lee's Ferry is considered to be the beginning of Grand Canyon National Park on the Colorado River.  A new bridge was constructed and completed in 1995 to meet current highway safety standards and allows HWY 89A to cross the Colorado River, running alongside the Navajo Bridge.  An interpretive center exists at the Navajo Bridge and the bridge is open to pedestrian traffic.

I took some great photos as I walked over the Navajo Bridge. 

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