Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, Short Tunnel, Passing through Rock Spur on Zion-Mount Carmel Hig, Springdale, Washington County, UT
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Passing through Rock Spur on Zion-Mount Carmel Hig, Springdale vicinity, UT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER UT-39-H
Building/structure dates: 1930 initial construction
Part of building/structure is in Rockville vicinity, Washington County, UT.
Significance: The development of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway is significant to the development of the National Parks in Utah and Arizona. Access to the for parks in this area, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Cedar Breaks and Zion National Park was greatly improved with the building of the highway. Each component of the highway system is important as it relates to the development of this area and tourism as a major industry in Utah and Arizona. Due to the rugged terrain in Zion National Park, each bridge and tunnel was integral to the highway's completion.
Bureau Of Public Roads
Lockhart, O. C.
Osborne, Julie W., Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Thallheimer, Arnold, Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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