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Hite Crossing Bridge, Blanding

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The Hite Crossing Bridge is an arch bridge that carries Utah State Route 95 across the Colorado River northwest of Blanding, Utah, United States. The bridge informally marks the upstream limit of Lake Powell and the end of Cataract Canyon of the Colorado River, but when the lake is at normal water elevation, the water can back up over 30 miles (48 km) upstream into Cataract Canyon. The bridge is the only automobile bridge spanning the Colorado River between the Glen Canyon Bridge, 185 miles (298 km) downstream near the Glen Canyon Dam and the U.S. Route 191 bridge 110 miles (180 km) upstream near Moab. The bridge is near Hite Marina on Lake Powell, and a small airstrip is immediately adjacent to the north side of the bridge.
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  • It was a treat to see water here. The area is parched and showcases the power of water in a landscape primarily defined by its absence. There is a sand parking area on the north end of the bridge...  more »
  • What an unexpected find while we were out driving the countryside. A unique, historical location with quite the views along the way to and from!  more »
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  • It was a treat to see water here. The area is parched and showcases the power of water in a landscape primarily defined by its absence. There is a sand parking area on the north end of the bridge. UT St. Hwy. 95 is the route that crosses here and it is usually uncrowded. So it was nice to park and walk out onto the bridge (there is a narrow walking area) and listen to the stillness as the brown Colorado flows quietly under the bridge. It is moving quickly but it is spent from the Cataract Canyon further up stream. It's bright, hot, and dry here and the area shows this, except for the green around at the edges of the water. The bridge is almost a surprise and has a dramatic span.
  • We stopped and walked around the area. It's a fun stop and loved being able to check it out. This is worth the stop

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