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



B&W Photos

HB748784
View Of Downstream Side Of Bridge From East Bank Looking Northwest

HB748785
View Of Upstream Side Of Bridge From East Bank Looking Southwest


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Baring 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-82
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-13).
Building/structure dates: 1931 initial construction
Significance: The Baring 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. As with other structures on the road, the bridge's designers used native stone in an attempt to make it blend with the park scenery. The bridge's arch was also designed large enough to accommodate an existing hiking trail underneath.

Subjects
Concrete Arch Bridges
Transportation
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
A Guthrie & Co
Bureau Of Public Roads
Vint, Thomas C.
Stupich, Martin, Photographer
Gibson-Withers, Jessica, Delineator
Debnam, Albert, Delineator
Withers, William, Delineator
Ivanisevic, Tajda, Delineator
Steen, Kathryn, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. View of downstream side of bridge from east bank looking northwest
2. View of upstream side of bridge from east bank looking southwest


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