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Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, Springdale, Washington County, UT



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HB1127844
Overall View Of Highway At Base Of Checkerboard Mesa, Looking South

HB1127845
Overall View Of Highway Through Rock Cut, Looking East

HB1127846
Overall View Of Highway With Pine Creek Bridge In Right Foreground, Looking West

HB1127847
Overall View Of Highway, Looking West

HB1127848
Overall View Of Highway, Looking Northwest

HB1127849
View Of Highway S-curve, Looking West

HB1127850
View Of Stone Guardrail And Retaining Wall, Looking West

HB1127851
View Of West Portal Of East Highway Tunnel, Looking East

HB1127852
View Of East Portal Of East Highway Tunnel, Looking West

HB1127853
Detail View Of Highway Culvert Outlet, Looking Northwest


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Location
Springdale vicinity, UT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER UT-39
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1968 subsequent work
Significance: This approximately 10-mile park section of a 25-mile road is of great scenic interest and retains structural integrity. The conception, design, and construction of this road was an artistic achievement.The highway is an early representation of NPS and BPR national park road building, featuring scenic vistas, easy grades, minimal landscape marring in mountainous terrain, and rustic style amenities. One of the most expensive segments of road built by the NPS at its completion, it contains significant features such as the lower Pine Creek Bridge and Zion Tunnel.

Subjects
National Parks & Reserves
Highways
Transportation Engineering


Related Names
MacDonald, Thomas H.
Civilian Conservation Corps
State Of Utah Road Commission
Nevada Contracting Co
Reynolds-Ely Construction Co
Raleigh-Lang Construction Co
Jurale, James, Historian
Fraser, Clayton B., Photographer
Anderson, Michael F., Historian
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF HIGHWAY AT BASE OF CHECKERBOARD MESA, LOOKING SOUTH
2. OVERALL VIEW OF HIGHWAY THROUGH ROCK CUT, LOOKING EAST
3. OVERALL VIEW OF HIGHWAY WITH PINE CREEK BRIDGE IN RIGHT FOREGROUND, LOOKING WEST
4. OVERALL VIEW OF HIGHWAY, LOOKING WEST
5. OVERALL VIEW OF HIGHWAY, LOOKING NORTHWEST
6. VIEW OF HIGHWAY S-CURVE, LOOKING WEST
7. VIEW OF STONE GUARDRAIL AND RETAINING WALL, LOOKING WEST
8. VIEW OF WEST PORTAL OF EAST HIGHWAY TUNNEL, LOOKING EAST
9. VIEW OF EAST PORTAL OF EAST HIGHWAY TUNNEL, LOOKING WEST
10. DETAIL VIEW OF HIGHWAY CULVERT OUTLET, LOOKING NORTHWEST
11. APPROACHING PINE CREEK BRIDGE, FACING WEST
12. APPROACHING PINE CREEK BRIDGE
13. VIEW FROM NEVADA SWITCHBACK FACING WEST. ROAD VISIBLE AT LOWER LEFT AND IN RIGHT MIDDLE BACKGROUND. GREAT ARCH IN BACKGROUND.
14. VIEW OF TUNNEL SWITCHBACKS FROM ABOVE GREAT ARCH, FACING WEST
15. TUNNEL SWITCHBACKS VIEWED FROM ABOVE GREAT ARCH, FACING WEST
16. VIEW OF TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION CAMP SITE BETWEEN SPRING BEND AND SANDWICH ROCK SWITCHBACKS, FACING WEST
17. RETAINING WALL ON TUNNEL SWITCHBACKS, FACING WEST
18. SWITCHBACKS ON TUNNEL APPROACH, FACING WEST
19. WELL REMNANTS ON TUNNEL APPROACH ROAD
20. ROAD APPROACHING SWITCHBACKS, FACING EAST. RETAINING WALL VISIBLE IN MIDDLE BACKGROUND
21. SANDWICH ROCK SWITCHBACK, FACING NORTH
22. GUARD WALL ON SWITCHBACKS, FACING SOUTHWEST
23. RETAINING WALL .9 MILE SOUTHEAST OF TUNNEL, FACING SOUTH
24. RETAINING WALL SHOWN IN PHOTO 13, LONG LENS VIEW
25. STONE-LINED CULVERT, INTERIOR
26. STONE-FACED BOX CULVERT
27. PARKING AREA EAST OF TUNNEL
28. ROAD VIEW EAST OF TUNNEL, FACING 322o NORTHWEST
29. LONG RETAINING WALL SECTION EAST OF TUNNEL
30. RETAINING WALL AND CULVERT TAILWALL
31. RETAINING WALL AT CULVERT
32. TURNOUT ON SECTION EAST OF TUNNEL
33. SECTION EAST OF TUNNEL, SHOWING RETAINING WALLS ON INSIDE CURVE
34. DETAIL OF RETAINING WALL IN PHOTOGRAPH NO. 23, FACING WEST
35. NEW PARKING AREA CONSTRUCTION WEST OF CHECKERBOARD MESA, FACING EAST
36. SAME CAMERA POSITION AS NO. 25, FACING EAST ACROSS NEW CO-OP CREEK BRIDGE
37. DOUBLE CULVERT ONE MILE EAST OF TUNNEL. CLEA THE DOG FOR SCALE
38. ROAD VIEW WEST OF EAST ENTRANCE STATION, FACING WEST
39. GUARD WALL CONSTRUCTION, 1935
40. RETAINING WALL CONSTRUCTION SHOWING PORTION OF COMPLETED WALL. BACKFILLING BY POWER SHOVEL IN PROGRESS. ZION NP NEGATIVE NO. 1490. PHOTOGRAPHER: PARKER, NO DATE
41. ROCK CULVERT 3/4 MILE EAST OF SMALL TUNNEL. CONSTRUCTION BY WPA NEAR COMPLETION. ZION NP NEGATIVE NO. 2127, 2 APRIL 1942
42. RETAINING WALL CONSTRUCTION BY WPA. ZION NP NO. 002.11
43. PROPOSED ROAD CONSTRUCTION NEAR CHECKERBOARD MESA
44. SWITCHBACKS SECTION ABOVE PINE CREEK
45. LANDSCAPED WYE AT NORTH FORK VIRGIN RIVER BRIDGE. ZION NP NEGATIVE NO. 370-ZIO, NO DATE
46. EXPERIMENTAL ROAD PAVING. ZION NP NEGATIVE NO. 1455. PHOTOGRAPHER: EDWARDS, NO DATE
47. LANDSCAPE PROTECTION WORK, 1930S. ZION NP NEGATIVE NO. 2384.


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