Bryce Canyon National Park Rim Road, State Highway 63 to Rainbow Point, Tropic, Garfield County, UT
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State Highway 63 to Rainbow Point, Tropic vicinity, UT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER UT-71
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N69).
Building/structure dates: 1923 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1930 subsequent work
Significance: Development of the Bryce Canyon National Park Rim Road was promoted in part by the Union Pacific Railroad as a component in their plan combining train and automobile travel to create a "tourist loop" between Cedar City, Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Bryce Canyon, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The road was created under guidelines developed cooperatively between the National Park Service and the Bureau of Public Roads in the 1920s and 1930s. The guidelines dictated aesthetic and practical standards for the design and construction of the roadway in an attempt to mitigate any negative impact on the natural features of that region.
"Mission 66" Program
U.S. Forest Service
Bureau Of Public Roads
Union Construction Company
WW Clyde & Company
Reynolds-Ely Construction Company
French, Christine Madrid, Historian
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. GENERAL VIEW OF BRYCE CANYON.
2. VIEW OF ENTRANCE STATION AND VISITOR CENTER, FACING WEST
3. VIEW OF ENTRANCE STATION AND VISITOR CENTER, FACING NORTH FROM INSIDE PARK
4. VIEW OF OLD PARK ROAD BETWEEN NORTH CAMPGROUND AND ENTRANCE STATION, FACING NORTH
5. VIEW OF DOUBLE WYE AT THE SPURS FOR INSPIRATION AND BRYCE POINTS, FACING EAST
6. VIEW OF DOUBLE WYE AT SPURS FOR INSPIRATION AND BRYCE POINTS, FACING SOUTHEAST
7. VIEW OF BRYCE POINT PARKING AREA AND TRAILHEADS, FACING SOUTH
8. VIEW OF BRYCE POINT PARKING AREA, FACING SOUTHEAST
9. VIEW OF ROAD CROSSING PAUNSAUGUNT PLATEAU, FACING SOUTHWEST?
10. VIEW OF ROAD CROSSING PAUNSAUGUNT PLATEAU, FACING?
11. VIEW OF NATURAL BRIDGE OVERLOOK (TO RIGHT), FACING NORTHEAST
12. VIEW OF NATURAL BRIDGE OVERLOOK PARKING AREA, FACING NORTHEAST. NOTE DETERIORATION OF WALL AND USE OF AESTHETICALLY INTRUSIVE FENCING.
13. VIEW OF RAINBOW POINT SHELTER, FACING EAST.
14. RUSTIC ENTRANCE SIGN AT NORTH PARK BOUNDARY
15. RUSTIC LOG ENTRANCE STATION AT NORTH ENTRANCE
16. CONSTRUCTION THROUGH MEADOWS, SHOWING LOGS USED FOR WINDROWS AT TOES OF SLOPES
17. GRADING OPERATIONS SHOWING HORSE-DRAWN DRAG
18. DIRECTIONAL SIGN FOR CAFETERIA AND CABINS
19. CONSTRUCTION OF CURBING IN PARKING AREA
20. CONSTRUCTION OF CURBING IN PARKING AREA
21. DIRECTIONAL SIGN TO ZION AND GRAND CANYON
22. PARK RANGER PATROL CAR AND OTHER VEHICLES AT PARIA POINT-RAINBOW POINT WYE
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