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

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

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Summary

Significance: The Baring 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. As with other structures on the road, the bridge's designers used native stone in an attempt to make it blend with the park scenery. The bridge's arch was also designed large enough to accommodate an existing hiking trail underneath.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-13
Survey number: HAER MT-82
Building/structure dates: 1931 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
A Guthrie & Co
Bureau of Public Roads
Vint, Thomas C
Bennett, Lola, transmitter
Stupich, Martin, photographer
Gibson-Withers, Jessica, delineator
Debnam, Albert, delineator
Withers, William, delineator
Ivanisevic, Tajda, delineator
Steen, Kathryn, historian
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Location

West Glacier48.62822, -113.86433
Google Map of 48.6282193, -113.8643329
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Library of Congress
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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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