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Kuzitrin River Bridge

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Kuzitrin Bridge

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Relocated

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Kuzitrin River on Nome-Taylor Road
Location
Nome Census Area, Alaska
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917, moved 1961, First installed on Cushman Street, Fairbanks, AK
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 299.9 ft.
Total length: 306.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.4 ft.
Also called
Cushman Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+65.21666, -164.82810   (decimal degrees)
65°12'60" N, 164°49'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
3/508040/7232611 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
AK 398 (Alaska bridge number)
BH 10027 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2012)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 41.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
50

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2014: New video from Dave King
  • September 8, 2012: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • March 31, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected GPS data, updated name

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Kuzitrin River Bridge
Posted April 5, 2014, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

One of these massive and older Pennsylvania through trusses exists in Alaska. Look how tall the trusses are. These kinds of bridges are becoming extremely rare and every last one should be preserved.