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Navajo Bridge, Spanning Colorado River at U.S. Highway 89 Alterna, Page, Coconino County, AZ



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Colorado River at U.S. Highway 89 Alterna, Page vicinity, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AZ-28
Significance: As the only crossing of the Colorado River for some 600 miles, the Navajo Bridge has had a profound impact on the commerce and transportation of a rugged, remote and isolated part of Arizona. Its construction opened the state from the north, providing a valuable tourist route to Grand Canyon National Park and the rest of the state. The Navajo Bridge marked an important milestone of engineering design, logistical planning and construction supervision. It was the first steel deck arch built in Arizona and a nationally prominent example of this uncommon structural type. An extraordinarily dramatic span high over the Grand Canyon, it is Arizona's most aesthetically and functionally successful example of civil engineering.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE AND GRAND CANYON. VIEW TO NORTH.
2. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE AND GRAND CANYON. VIEW TO SOUTH.
3. EAST WEB OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO SOUTH.
4. WEST WEB OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
5. NORTH PORTAL OF BRIDGE. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
6. EAST WEB OF BRIDGE, WITH DECK TRUSS APPROACH SPAN AT RIGHT FOREGROUND. VIEW TO SOUTH.
7. DETAIL OF EAST WEB OF BRIDGE, SHOWING LOWER CHORD, VERTICALS AND LATERAL BRACES. VIEW TO SOUTH.
8. DETAIL OF WEST WEB OF BRIDGE, SHOWING ENDPOST, UPPER CHORD, VERTICALS AND LATERAL BRACES. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
9. DETAIL OF WEST WEB OF BRIDGE, SHOWING ENDPOST, LOWER CHORD, VERTICALS AND LATERAL BRACES, VIEW TO EAST.
10. DETAIL OF UNDERSIDE OF ARCH, SHOWING LOWER CHORDS, VERTICALS, LATERAL BRACES AND ABUTMENTS, VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
11. DETAIL LOOKING THROUGH ARCH, SHOWING ROADWAY DECK, VERTICALS AND LATERAL BRACES. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
12. DETAIL OF UNDERSIDE OF NORTH APPROACH SPANS, SHOWING ROADWAY DECK AND APPROACH SPAN PIERS. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
13. DETAIL OF SECOND NORTH APPROACH SPAN. VIEW TO SOUTH.
14. DETAIL OF SECOND NORTH APPROACH SPAN, SHOWING STEEL PIERS AND CANTILEVERED CONCRETE PEDESTAL. VIEW TO SOUTH.
15. DETAIL OF STEEL PIER BETWEEN SECOND AND FIRST NORTH APPROACH SPANS. VIEW TO SOUTH.
16. DETAIL OF FIRST NORTH APPROACH SPAN. VIEW TO SOUTH.
17. DETAIL OF FIRST NORTH APPROACH SPAN, SHOWING PIER, ENDPOST, UPPER AND LOWER CHORDS AND DIAGONALS. VIEW TO SOUTH.
18. DETAIL OF SOUTH APPROACH SPAN. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
19. DETAIL OF SOUTH APPROACH SPAN, SHOWING PIER, VERTICAL AND DIAGONALS. VIEW TO NORTH.
20. DETAIL OF ARCH, SHOWING UPPER AND LOWER CHORDS, VERTICALS AND LATERAL BRACES. VIEW TO SOUTH.
21. DETAIL OF LOWER CHORD CONNECTION ON ARCH. VIEW TO EAST.
22. DETAIL OF LOWER CHORD CONNECTION ON ARCH. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
23. DETAIL OF VERTICAL/LATERAL CONNECTION ON ARCH. VIEW TO SOUTH.
24. DETAIL OF ENDPOST CONNECTION ON ARCH. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
25. DETAIL OF DIAGONAL/LATERAL CONNECTION ON ARCH. VIEW TO SOUTH.
26. DETAIL OF ENDPOST ON ARCH. VIEW TO SOUTH.
27. DETAIL OF LOWER CHORD CONNECTION ON SOUTH APPROACH TRUSS. VIEW TO NORTH.
28. DETAIL OF BEARING SHOE ON SOUTH APPROACH TRUSS. VIEW TO NORTH.
29. DETAIL OF ROADWAY, SHOWING EXPANSION JOINT AND GUARDRAIL. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
30. DETAIL OF COMMEMORATIVE PLATE ON NORTH PORTAL. VIEW TO SOUTH.
31. Photocopy of photograph, R.A. Hoffman, Bridge Engineer, Arizona Highway Department, photographer, April 1928 (original print located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). INITIAL CONSTRUCTION ON SOUTH ARM.
32. Photocopy of photograph, R.A. Hoffman, Bridge Engineer, Arizona Highway Department, photographer, April 1928 (original print located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). CONSTRUCTION OF SOUTH ARM.
33. Photocopy of photograph, R.A. Hoffman, Bridge Engineer, Arizona Highway Department, photographer, ca. May 1928 (original print located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). CONSTRUCTION OF SOUTH ARM, SHOWING ERECTION TRAVELER.
34. Photocopy of photograph, R.A. Hoffman, Bridge Engineer, Arizona Highway Department, photographer, ca. May 1928 (original print located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). CONSTRUCTION ON EIGHT PANEL OF SOUTH ARM.
35. Photocopy of photograph, R.A. Hoffman, Bridge Engineer, Arizona Highway Department, photographer, June 1928 (original print located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). ELEVENTH (LAST) PANEL OF SOUTH ARM UNDER CONSTRUCTION, SHOWING ERECTION TRAVELER.
36. Photocopy of photograph, R.A. Hoffman, Bridge Engineer, Arizona Highway Department, photographer, June 1928 (original print located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ) COMPLETION OF SOUTH ARM.
37. Photocopy of photograph, R.A. Hoffman, Bridge Engineer, Arizona Highway Department, photographer, ca. July 1928 (original print located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). CONSTRUCTION ON THIRD PANEL OF NORTH ARM.
38. Photocopy of photograph, R.A. Hoffman, Bridge Engineer, Arizona Highway Department, photographer, ca. July 1928 (original print located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). VIEW FROM CANYON OF THIRD PANEL OF NORTH ARM UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
39. Photocopy of photograph, R.A. Hoffman, Bridge Engineer, Arizona Highway Department, photographer, ca. July 1928 (original print located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). ASSEMBLY OF TRAVELER ON NORTH ARM, SHOWING TEMPORARY TIEBACKS AND ANCHORAGE ARMS.
40. Photocopy of photograph, R.A. Hoffman, Bridge Engineer, Arizona Highway Department, photographer, ca. July 1928 (original print located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). CONSTRUCTION OF NORTH ARM, FROM SOUTH ARM.
41. Photocopy of photograph, R.A. Hoffman, Bridge Engineer, Arizona Highway Department, photographer, 12 September 1928 (original print located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). INSERTION OF CENTER PIN.
42. Photocopy of photograph, photographer unknown, 12 September 1928 (original print located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). BRIDGE IMMEDIATELY AFTER INSERTION OF CENTER PIN.
43. Photocopy of photograph, photographer unknown, ca January 1929 (original print located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). COMPLETED BRIDGE.
44. Photocopy of photograph, photographer unknown, 14-15 June 1929 (original print located at Utah State Historical Society Photograph Collection, Salt Lake City UT). DEDICATION CEREMONY AT BRIDGE.
45. Photocopy of photograph, photographer unknown, 14-15 June 1929 (original print located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). AIRPLANE STUNT DURING DEDICATION CEREMONY AT BRIDGE.
46. Photocopy of photograph, photographer unknown, CA. 1935 (original print located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). BRIDGE WITH NEW COMMEMORATIVE PLATE INSTALLED IN 1934.
47. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). TITLE PAGE.
48. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). PLAN AND PROFILE.
49. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). GENERAL LAYOUT.
50. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). STRESSES AND SECTIONS.
51. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). STRESS DIAGRAMS.
52. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). STRESS DIAGRAMS.
53. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). FOUNDATIONS.
54. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). FLOOR SYSTEM.
55. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). APPROACH SPANS.
56. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). APPROACH SPANS.
57. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). ARCH DETAIL, U0 - U2.
58. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). ARCH DETAIL, U3 - U5.
59. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). U6 - U8.
60. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). U9 - U11.
61. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). HANDRAIL DESIGN.
62. Photocopy of construction drawing, Arizona Highway Department, May 1927, microfiche of original drawing located at Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix AZ). ERECTION DIAGRAM.
63. SOUTH ELEVATION, FACING NORTH
64. SOUTH ELEVATION, FACING NORTH


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