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Avalanche Creek Bridge, Spanning Avalanche Creek at Going-to-the-Sun Road, West Glacier, Flathead County, MT



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Location
Spanning Avalanche Creek at Going-to-the-Sun Road, West Glacier, MT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MT-73
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-7).
Building/structure dates: 1935 initial construction
Significance: The Avalanche Creek Bridge is one of approximately seventeen prominent masonry and concrete structures on Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. The 51-mile stretch of scenic road is significant as a unique engineering accomplishment of the early twentieth century, and as the first product of a 1925 cooperative agreement between the National Park Service and the Bureau of Public Roads. The Avalanche Creek Bridge was built during a major reconstruction of the road in the 1930s.

Subjects
Transportation
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Trippet, W. K.
Bureau Of Public Roads
Stupich, Martin, Photographer
Steen, Kathryn, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. View from south creek bank looking east


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