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Tok River Bridge

Photo 

Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities

BH Photo #438367

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Tok River on Alaska Highway in Tetlin
Location
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Article from Nov. 13, 2018 does not say if this bridge will be demolished, but it's definitely being replaced.
History
Built 1944
Design
Subdivided Warren Through truss with lateral reinforcement
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 253.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.9 ft.
Also called
Alaska Highway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+63.32480, -142.83505   (decimal degrees)
63°19'29" N, 142°50'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
7/408093/7023093 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
611
Inventory numbers
AK 506 (Alaska bridge number)
BH 10049 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • November 13, 2018: Updated by Andy Peters: adds detail on plans for replacement
  • June 11, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected location
  • April 20, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Fairbanks News Tribune - State highway officials are replacing the last truss-style bridge between Anchorage and the border with Canada.
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Tok River Bridge
Posted November 13, 2018, by Luke

Andy, the article says "A detour was required so the new bridge could be built in the same location, keeping the road straight and reducing construction delays.", which means the bridge will be demolished to make way for the new one.

Nice of the article to give us a DOT (Usable!) picture though.

And good job finding said article.