CR&NW - Gilahina Trestle
Part of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway route, this bridge illustrates the ingenuity and drive of the railroad builders. Built during the winter of 1911 in only eleven days, this 180 foot long, 90 foot high curved timber trestle was the last and most difficult wooden bridge built between Chitina and Kennecott, Alaska.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Gilahina River on Copper River & Northwestern Railroad
- Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska
- Built during the winter of 1911 in only eleven days.
- - E.C. Hawkins (Chief Engineer)
- Michael James Heney of Cordova, Alaska (Contractor)
- - Copper River & Northwestern Railway (CR&NW)
- Timber trestle with timber stringer spans
Total length: 650.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +61.43870, -143.71850 (decimal degrees)
61°26'19" N, 143°43'07" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 7/355029/6814674 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 51123 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- September 11, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
- January 29, 2012: Added by Mike Goff
- Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
- HAER AK-15 - Copper River & Northwestern Railroad, Gilahina Bridge, Mile 28.5, McCarthy Road, Chitina, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, AK