Crossing Grand Canyon: The Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge

by T.R. Witcher, Contributing Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 3, Pg. 38-41


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: Recently named a national historic civil engineering landmark in ASCE's Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Program, the 1928 Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge proved uniquely challenging to access, spanning the Colorado River at the base of Grand Canyon.

Subject Headings: Suspension bridges | Canyons | Historic sites | Historic buildings | Civil engineering landmarks | Bridge engineering | Rivers and streams | Colorado River

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