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Copper River & Northwestern Railroad, Gilahina Bridge, Mile 28.5, McCarthy Road, Chitina, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, AK



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HB4490
View Of Bridge, Looking West

HB4491
View Of Elevation Trusses

HB4492
View Of Bridge, Looking East

HB4493
Close-up View Of Bridge, Looking East


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Item Title


Location
McCarthy Road, Chitina vicinity, AK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AK-15
Building/structure dates: 1911 initial construction
Significance: Part of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway route, this bridge illustrates the ingenuity and drive of the railroad builders. Built during the winter of 1911 in only eleven days, this 180 foot long, 90 foot high curved timber trestle was the last and most difficult wooden bridge built between Chitina and Kennecott, Alaska.

Subjects
Railroad Bridges
Transportation
Railroad Companies


Related Names
O'Brien, Pat
Copper River & Northwestern Railway
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Faulkner, Sandra M., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST
3. VIEW OF ELEVATION TRUSSES
4. VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST
5. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST


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