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Dead Indian Canyon Bridge, Spanning Dead Indian Canyon at Cameron Approach Ro, Grand Canyon, Coconino County, AZ
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Spanning Dead Indian Canyon at Cameron Approach Ro, Grand Canyon vicinity, AZ
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER AZ-46
Building/structure dates: 1933 initial construction
Significance: Dead Indian Canyon Bridge is significant for its association with the Cameron Approach Road, constructed in 1931-35 as the first modern automotive road linking the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park to the eastern Navajo Reservation and regional highways in northeastern Arizona. The bridge is also illustrative of roads and road structures built within special federal legislative authority to connect western national parks through a park-to-park highway system.
Bureau Of Public Roads
Vincent & Pringle
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad
Fred Harvey Company
Walker, C. L.
Anderson, Michael F., Historian
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. NORTH ELEVATION, BRIDGE AS SEEN FROM NEW HIGHWAY, FACING SW.
2. OLD HIGHWAY AND BRIDGE DECK, FACING WNW.
3. BRIDGE SUBSTRUCTURE AND ROAD, SOUTH ELEVATION, FACING NW.
4. SOUTH ELEVATION, FACING N.
5. DETAIL OF SUBSTRUCTURE, FACING W.
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