St. Mary River Bridge, Spanning St. Mary River at Going-to-the-Sun Road, West Glacier, Flathead County, MT
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Spanning St. Mary River at Going-to-the-Sun Road, West Glacier, MT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER MT-84
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-14).
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Significance: The St. Mary River 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. Like other structures on the road, the three-span St. Mary River Bridge was constructed using materials native to the park in an effort to make the bridge less obtrusive in the landscape.
Concrete Arch Bridges
Bureau Of Public Roads
Stupich, Martin, Photographer
Steen, Kathryn, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. View from north river bank looking east
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