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Kuskulana River Bridge

Photos 

General View, Looking Southwest

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #196124

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Kuskulana River on Edgerton/McCarthy Road in Chitina
Location
Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910; rehabilitated 1988
Builders
- E.C. Hawkins (Chief Engineer)
- Michael James Heney of Cordova, Alaska (Contractor)
Railroads
- Copper River & Northwestern Railway (CR&NW)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 230.0 ft.
Total length: 775.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+61.48878, -144.01549   (decimal degrees)
61°29'20" N, 144°00'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
6/658894/6820869 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
AK 397 (Alaska bridge number)
BH 10058 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 72.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
136

Update Log 

  • January 20, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • December 17, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • August 23, 2016: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 11, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • December 20, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Copper River & Northwestern Railway", "Railroad", "Rail-to-road"
  • March 26, 2011: New photos from K. A. Erickson
  • June 11, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected location
  • March 31, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added street view

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Comments 

Kuskulana River Bridge
Posted September 11, 2015, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Just heard that a local superstition is to stop before crossing and throw 3 rocks off the bridge and make 3 wishes. They do this both ways, on the way out and in the way back.