What Bridges Cross the Grand Canyon (And How Tall Are They?)

If you want to visit the North Rim and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on the same day you will have to drive (or take a helicopter).

There are no bridges that visitors can drive on to get from the North Rim to the South Rim (or vice versa) in the park. You must take the surrounding roads over and around to access the other side.

How Big Is the Grand Canyon?

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is 1,904 square miles in size, a little bigger than the whole state of Rhode Island! It is 277 miles long and 18 miles wide at its widest point.

The Navajo Bridge (There Are 2 of Them)

There are 2 bridges, the old one (historic) and the new one (modern). The historic bridge remains intact and is used as a pedestrian bridge, where visitors can cross and visit the visitor center.

How Tall Is the Modern Navajo Bridge?

The modern Navajo Bridge is 470 feet tall with the Colorado River rushing below it. The modern bridge was built between 1993-1995 and was completed on September 14, 1995.

How Tall Is the Historic Navajo Bridge?

The historic Navajo Bridge is 467 feet tall above the Colorado River. The bridge was completed on January 12, 1929, and was a record-breaking feat being the highest steel arch bridge in the world at the time.

The Black Bridge

The Black Bridge is down in the heart of the Grand Canyon. It is one of only two trail bridges that cross the Colorado River for hundreds of miles.