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Escalante River Bridge

ca. 1935



Plate 49X. Escalante River Bridge ca. 1935-2002 Viewed north at the junction of Calf Creek and the Escalante River. The original was taken while the old bridge was under construction. The road, now Utah Highway 12, has been widened, paved, and a new bridge constructed. The Escalante River flows from left to right, while Calf Creek flows towards the observer. Note how denuded both streams were in 1935 and how abundant woody riparian vegetation is today. The plants are primarily willows, cottonwoods, and Russian olive. Very little tamarisk is present. This is similar to Plat 47x but taken from a somewhat higher angle.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken ca. 1935; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 10, 2002 - - Photo No. 4970-27. Original photo held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:



South West: Section 12, Range 4 East, Township 35 South; UTM 463200E, 4180600N; elevation 5,300 ft.

January 2018