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Riordan Mansion Lunchtime Lecture: The Navajo Bridge: Then and Now

Presented by Riordan Mansion State Historic Park at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, Flagstaff AZ

Sep 11 2023
Riordan Mansion Lunchtime Lecture: The Navajo Bridge: Then and Now

This presentation by historian and river runner Tom Martin will include the sale of Jerry Cannon’s new book “The Navajo Bridge.” Proceeds from book sales at the event will benefit Riordan Mansion State Park.

Arizona territorial historian Sharlot Hall first championed a bridge across the Colorado River at Marble Canyon in 1911. Little happened until 1923 when Arizona Highway Department bridge engineer Ralph Hoffman used his brilliant bridge design skills to come up with the arch design. Congressman Carl Hayden pulled funds from the Navajo Nation Tribal Fund against protest from Tribal Chairman Chee Dodge. With funding secured, Eldridge Moores received the contract to deliver the steel to the jobsite ... view more »


Space is limited. Reserve your spot online at  https://azstateparks.com/reserve/Activities/Search.aspx or call 928-779-4395 for additional information and same day availability.  The presentation will be free thanks to Riordan Action Network.

Contact: (928) 779-4395

Email: sbenjamin@azstateparks.gov

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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

409 West Riordan Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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