Sunday, May 15, 2011

Glen Canyon Dam Bridge

When it was completed in 1959 the bridge cut 192 miles off the trip from one side of the canyon to the other.  More important, and the reason it was built, it provided access for the workers of Glen Canyon Dam to the other side of the canyon.
Unlike Hoover Dam, the road never crossed over the dam.  We also stopped to see the new bridge that bypasses Hoover Dam, I'll show you that next week.

I'm linking this to Sunday Bridges.  Thanks to Louis at San Francisco Daily Photo for hosting this meme.

11 comments:

trav4adventures said...

You know, we haven't been there yet. It's beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Awesome bridge and a terrific capture as always, Martha! Hope your weekend has gone well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

katney said...

We are always on our way through when we cross that bridge. We need to spend more time exploring.

Reader Wil said...

This is a giant among the bridges I saw today! Really very impressive! Thanks for your visit to my Bridge of Sighs. There is another one in Cambridge, which I'll show next week.

Gary said...

Huge bridge isn't it. Nice shots Martha. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

This is an impressive-looking bridge!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is beautiful bridge.

VaishVijay said...

Wow that bridge looks massive and I would feel dwarfed, if I go over it!

TQ for visiting & commenting on Poring Canopy Walkway Bridge.

Francisca said...

I want to drive over THAT bridge! Gorgeous!

Linnea said...

Awesome bridge and view!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You had the most amazing trip.