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ARR - Susitna River Bridge

Photos 

Engineering Record Volume 87

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

View this photo at books.google.com

BH Photo #338691

Description 

Walter E. Angier is listed as a consulting engineer for this bridge. He may have been working with famous engineer Ralph Modjeski, under the name Modjeski and Angier at the time, however the National Register nomination does not mention Modjeski.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Susitna River on Alaska Railroad
Location
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
Status
Open
History
Completed Feb. 1921 by the American Bridge Co.
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Walter E. Angier (Consulting Engineer)
Railroad
- Alaska Railroad (ARR)
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 503.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 15, 1977
Approximate latitude, longitude
+62.76812, -149.69371   (decimal degrees)
62°46'05" N, 149°41'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
6/362505/6962628 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 77000227 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 60222 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2022: New photo from Dave King
  • March 2, 2022: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added designer.
  • October 30, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 4, 2015: Updated by Luke: Imagery
  • August 4, 2015: Updated by Luke: Corrected stream name via forum comment.
  • December 17, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added category "A-frame portal" & added link to photo
  • March 11, 2014: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Alaska Railroad"

Sources 

Comments 

Alaska - Sustina River Bridge
Posted August 4, 2015, by Erik D Hilsinger (erik [dot] hilsinger [at] alaska [dot] gov)

Susitna, not Sustina. Love the site.