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Silver Bridge reopens in Grand Canyon

The Silver Bridge spans across the Colorado River near Phantom Ranch. (Photo/NPS)

The Silver Bridge spans across the Colorado River near Phantom Ranch. (Photo/NPS)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — The National Park Service (NPS) has reopened the Silver Bridge to all foot traffic following a formal structural assessment.

The Silver Bridge, which crosses the Colorado River along the Bright Angel Trail is located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon near Phantom Ranch.

Last week, the NPS Trail Crew performed immediate stabilization work to the bridge. Structural engineers from the Federal Highway Administration also performed a site assessment of the Silver Bridge and deemed it safe for pedestrian use. Routine maintenance of this light suspension bridge will be completed in the coming months, with routine maintenance for future years.

More information on the corridor trail system within Grand Canyon National Park is available at https://www.nps.gov/articles/parkscience33-1_74-83_shalla_3861.htm

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