Micro Panorama Thumbnail for Social Sharing Sites
Bridges (September, 2004)

Gerard Kuster

John Frost Bridge, Arnhem

Charlie Kulander

Mexican Hat Bridge, Utah

Mexican Hat, Utah, USA

10 am Mountain Standard Time, Sept 20

Loading panorama viewer ...

© 2004 Charlie Kulander & Livi Clare Kulander, All Rights Reserved.



The Mexican Hat Bridge spans the San Juan River, on SR-163 at milepost 20.94 in San Juan County, 23.4 miles north from the Arizona State Line. This bridge is as much a metaphor as it is a physical structure, for it links two distinct cultures historically dependent on the mighty river that separates them. On the north side lies pioneer Utah, and the very small settlement of Mexican Hat (pop. 150), named after a unique redrock pinnacle shaped like a sombrero. On the south side, across the river from where this panorama was taken, you enter the Navajo Nation and the magnificent Monument Valley. The bridgeitself was built in 1953 for the tidy sum of 176,040 dollars and 12 cents. (Such was the accounting in those days.) The day this panorama was taken, thunderstorms wracked the desert, remnants of which can still be seen in the sky, the river swollen with runoff. Kelp, the Dalmatian, is less concerned about the bridge than he is with a threatening pack of dogs that, thankfully, are on the other side of the river.



Canon 10D, 15mm-30mm Sigma lens, shot at 15mm, Kaidan Spherical Head, Realviz Stitcher, Photoshop CS

PLEASE RESPECT THE ARTIST’S WORK. All images are copyright by the individual photographers, unless stated otherwise. Use in any way other than viewing on this web site is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the individual photographer. If you're interested in using a panorama, be it for non-profit or commercial purposes, please contact the individual photographer. The WWP can neither negotiate for, nor speak on behalf of its participants. The overall site is copyright by the World Wide Panorama Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation. Webdesign © by Martin Geier www.geiervisuell.com