The National Park Service has closed the Silver Bridge to all foot traffic in the Grand Canyon due to structural safety concerns. The bridge crosses the Colorado River along the Bright Angel Trail near Phantom Ranch. During the closure, hikers will need to cross the Colorado River exclusively via the Black Bridge. If hiking the Bright Angel Trail, hikers will be redirected to the River Trail and the Black Bridge which will add approximately a mile-and-a-half to their trip. There is no estimated time of repair for the Silver Bridge. It will remain closed until further notice. Phantom Ranch on the North Kaibab Trail will remain open and accessible, as will Bright Angel Campground, and the South Kaibab and Bright Angel trails. For more information, log onto the Grand Canyon’s website.
May 07 2021