Murphy Trail and Bridge (NRIS 88001236)

Address: Murphy Point vicinty, Moab, Utah. County/parish: San Juan.

Park name: Canyonlands. 1 contributing site.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 07, 1988.

Part of Canyonlands National Park MRA (NRIS 64000860).

From Wikipedia:

Murphy Trail and Bridge
The Murphy Trail and Bridge in Utah, United States, were used to move livestock from winter range along the Green River to highland summer range from about 1917 to about 1964. The trail and bridge are located in what is now Canyonlands National Park and the trail is now used as a hiking path. The bridge was made from logs and rough-cut planking, and was built around 1917 by J. Idiart and D. Allies. The 10-foot-long (3.0 m) bridge was reconstructed in 1998 and no longer retains historic integrity. (read more...)


  • Allies, D.
  • Idiart, J.

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