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Escalante River Bridge

ca. 1935



Plate 47X. Escalante River Bridge ca. 1935-2002 Viewed north up Calf Creek where it joins the Escalante River just below the bridge on Utah Highway 12. The original shows the old bridge when it was under construction. The road has since been widened and paved, which destroyed the original photopoint. A modern bridge has recently replaced the old structure. The retake was made from the southeast corner of the new bridge viewed to the junction of Calf Creek and the Escalante River. Note how denuded Calf Creek was in the original photo and how abundant woody riparian vegetation is today. The plants are primarily willow, cottonwoods, and Russian olive. Very little tamarisk is present.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken ca. 1935; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 10, 2002 - - Photo No. 4970-14. Original photograph 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, 4180680N; elevation 5,200 ft.

January 2018