We've stayed at the Marble Canyon Lodge many times and have written about the lodge and restaurant there. The Navajo Bridge is located within walking distance of the lodge and has a long history as being the only roadway crossing the Colorado River and Grand Canyon for nearly 600 miles (970 km).
The intent of this trip was to stay at the North Rim spending several days capturing the beauty of this side of the Grand Canyon. We normally don't visit the Grand Canyon in the summer and rarely the North Rim and were looking forward to a stay at on the rim view cabins. The plan was to arrive on Monday and depart on Friday thus allowing us numerous occasions to capture sunsets and sunrises. We ended up leaving after only one-night. We fully expected rustic accommodations and weren't disappointed. What disappointed us was the total lack of any view of the rim other than through the thick foliage. We also weren't expecting to share our cabin infested with mice and a bathroom toilet that wouldn't stop running. In short, we can not recommend staying at the North Rim Lodge. While our trip was cut short we haven't given up on the North Rim and expect to return; this time staying outside the park as we've done before.