Crossing the Colorado in 1929

Twin Marble Canyon bridges, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (excerpted from U.S. Highway 89: the Scenic Route to Seven Western National Parks) The Navajo Bridge, opened to traffic in 1929, eliminated the worst danger on the highway: the Lee’s Ferry crossing. Sandwiched between sheer vertical cliffs, it was barely possible to construct dugways down to the river from […] […]

Welcome to US89

The original route of US89 arcs beneath the Vermilion Cliffs. In 1957, after the completion of the Glen Canyon bridge, traffic on US89 was retoured through Page, AZ. The original section was renumbered as US89A Welcome to This site is being developed to be showcase places, organizations, and events–all connected by the greatest highway in […] […]

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