Monday, September 28, 2009
Bridge at Glen Canyon Dam Over the Colorado River
The bridge is over the Colorado River and is 1560 feet (475.5 meters) long and 700 feet (213 meters) high.
The Glen Canyon Dam Bridge is the fourth highest bridge in the country. The reservoir it built is Lake Powell.
Before the bridge was built, it was a 192 mile (309 kilometers) drive to the other side of the canyon. What a trek!
In the second photo, you can see the area below where they launch rafts at the bottom. Now there is an adventure. Everyone should go river rafting down the Grand Canyon.
Also, look at the wonderful shadows of the steel girders on the red rock of the cliffs above the Colorado River.