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Mile 4.6, Navajo Bridge, Upstream View from River Left (Stake 1553)

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Stake 1553, 28 December 1889 View Larger Image
28 December 1889
This upstream view overlooks a small sand deposit at the mouth of an unnamed side canyon on river left. The small trees in the right midground appear to be hackberry, and prince’s plume marks the old high-water line on river left.
Photo credit: Franklin A. Nims, 57-RS-273, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 1553, 29 January 1991 View Larger Image
29 January 1991
Of the changes in the photograph, the most obvious is the addition of the original Navajo Bridge, built in the late 1920s. In addition, the sand bank has been replaced by gravel deposited by a recent flood from the small tributary. There has been a rockfall on the cliff (right center), and tamarisk now partially obscures the right side of the view.
Photo credit: Robert H. Webb

Stake 1553, 15 September 2010 View Larger Image
15 September 2010
The original Navajo Bridge is now a pedestrian bridge. A second bridge, built just downstream of the first in the mid-1990s, carries automobile traffic and is the prominent structure in the view. A thick growth of brickellbush mostly blocks the foreground and right midground. We noted 20 species present where banks were barren in 1889.
Photo credit: Bill Lemke

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