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Bryce Canyon National Park Rim Road, State Highway 63 to Rainbow Point, Tropic, Garfield County, UT



B&W Photos

HB1132275
General View Of Bryce Canyon.

HB1132276
View Of Entrance Station And Visitor Center, Facing West

HB1132277
View Of Entrance Station And Visitor Center, Facing North From Inside Park

HB1132278
View Of Old Park Road Between North Campground And Entrance Station, Facing North

HB1132279
View Of Double Wye At The Spurs For Inspiration And Bryce Points, Facing East

HB1132280
View Of Double Wye At Spurs For Inspiration And Bryce Points, Facing Southeast

HB1132281
View Of Bryce Point Parking Area And Trailheads, Facing South

HB1132282
View Of Bryce Point Parking Area, Facing Southeast

HB1132283
View Of Road Crossing Paunsaugunt Plateau, Facing Southwest?

HB1132284
View Of Road Crossing Paunsaugunt Plateau, Facing?

HB1132285
View Of Natural Bridge Overlook (to Right), Facing Northeast

HB1132286
View Of Natural Bridge Overlook Parking Area, Facing Northeast

HB1132287
View Of Rainbow Point Shelter, Facing East.

HB1132288
Rustic Entrance Sign At North Park Boundary

HB1132289
Rustic Log Entrance Station At North Entrance

HB1132290
Construction Through Meadows, Showing Logs Used For Windrows At Toes Of Slopes

HB1132291
Grading Operations Showing Horse-drawn Drag

HB1132292
Directional Sign For Cafeteria And Cabins

HB1132293
Construction Of Curbing In Parking Area

HB1132294
Construction Of Curbing In Parking Area

HB1132295
Directional Sign To Zion And Grand Canyon

HB1132296
Park Ranger Patrol Car And Other Vehicles At Paria Point-rainbow Point Wye


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Item Title


Location
State Highway 63 to Rainbow Point, Tropic vicinity, UT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
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.

Subjects
"Mission 66" Program
Roads
Transportation


Related Names
U.S. Forest Service
Bureau Of Public Roads
Union Construction Company
WW Clyde & Company
Reynolds-Ely Construction Company
Bryce, Ebenezer
French, Christine Madrid, Historian
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
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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