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Avalanche Creek Bridge, Spanning Avalanche Creek at Going-to-the-Sun Road, West Glacier, Flathead County, MT

Avalanche Creek Bridge, Spanning Avalanche Creek at Going-to-the-Sun Road, West Glacier, Flathead County, MT

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Avalanche Creek 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. The Avalanche Creek Bridge was built during a major reconstruction of the road in the 1930s.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-7
Survey number: HAER MT-73
Building/structure dates: 1935- 1936 Initial Construction

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Trippet, W K
Bureau of Public Roads
Bennett, Lola, transmitter
Stupich, Martin, photographer
Steen, Kathryn, historian
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Location

West Glacier48.62822, -113.86433
Google Map of 48.6282193, -113.8643329
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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