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Tok River Bridge


Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities

BH Photo #438367


Street Views 


Google maps imagery shows that this bridge no longer exists, and has been replaced.


Through truss bridge over Tok River on Alaska Highway in Tetlin
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1944
Subdivided Warren Through truss with lateral reinforcement
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 2017)
Inventory numbers
AK 506 (Alaska bridge number)
BH 10049 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 16, 2021: Updated by Jeff Wieland: Bridge has been replaced
  • January 16, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • 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


  • 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
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Jeff Wieland


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.