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

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



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.
Survey number: HAER UT-39
Building/structure dates: 1927-1930 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1968 Subsequent Work



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
MacDonald, Thomas H
Civilian Conservation Corps
State of Utah Road Commission
Nevada Contracting Co
Reynolds-Ely Construction Co
Raleigh-Lang Construction Co
Bureau of Public Roads
Davis, F LeRoy
P & H Shovel
Cement Gun Construction Company
Bundy, Ora
Cedar Construction Company
Works Progress Administration
Public Works Administration
Jurale, James, historian
Fraser, Clayton B, photographer
Anderson, Michael F, historian
Grogan, Brian C, photographer




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