Divide Creek Bridge, Spanning Divide Creek at Going-to-the-Sun Road, West Glacier, Flathead County, MT
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Spanning Divide Creek at Going-to-the-Sun Road, West Glacier, MT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER MT-85
Building/structure dates: 1935 initial construction
Significance: The Divide 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 Divide Creek Bridge was unique among structures on the road because it lay halfway out of the park, but otherwise conformed to the specifications that determined the construction of the road.
Bureau Of Public Roads
Stupich, Martin, Photographer
Steen, Kathryn, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. View from south creek bank looking west
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