A good shot of the Roosevelt Lake Bridge taken by Carla. The $21.3 million bridge was built to take traffic off the top of Roosevelt Dam. Roosevelt Lake Bridge is the longest two-lane, single-span, steel-arch bridge in North America. The bridge, spans 1,080 feet across Roosevelt Lake providing two-way traffic. The original dam-top roadway was designed to allow two Model-T Fords to pass abreast, but today's recreational vehicles and full-size automobiles were too wide to permit two-way traffic. Hence, before rebuilding of the dam began, traffic needed to be re-routed.
The original dam was of masonry construction, which you can see a portion of in this image. Seventy-seven feet was added to the dam’s height.
As originally constructed with working beginning in 1903, and dedication in 1911. The transformer house on the right, is still standing.
View looking downstream.
The road between the dam and westward is dirt and sand, and occasionally one lane. Trucks over 40 feet are not recommended.
Farther downstream is another dam, Horse Mesa Dam, which forms Apache Lake.
This is what you see as you approach the end of the road in Fish Creek Canyon. You climb out along a relatively narrow and steep stone and pothole filled road up that side wall on the right. Here is a Youtube video of driving it.
At the top is a rest area with super views.
Heading back towards Lake Roosevelt.
THOU SHALL NOT PASS!