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Horse Trail Underpass, Beneath Going-to-the-Sun Road Northeast of West Gl, West Glacier, Flathead County, MT



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HB748544
View From West Bank Of Mcdonald Creek Looking East


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Item Title


Location
Beneath Going-to-the-Sun Road Northeast of West Gl, West Glacier, MT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MT-72
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-6).
Building/structure dates: 1937 initial construction
Significance: The Horse Trail Underpass 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. Ironically, however, while the engineers made every effort to accommodate horses as the traditional means of transportation, the road was built to encourage motorized vehicles in the park; and this, inevitably, caused a dramatic decrease in the popularity of horseback riding throughout the park.

Subjects
Tunnels
Transportation
Underpasses


Related Names
Trippet, W. K.
Martin Wunderlich Co.
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 west bank of McDonald Creek looking east


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