Bridge-Eklutna 006

Richard Estelle
Palmer Museum of History and Art
Open Finding Aid

Alaska Road Commission


Cookman Collection

Time Period

July 12, 1935


Image is a downstream view taken from the bluff east of the bridge site. The riverbed occupies most of the foreground and middle ground center of the photo with heavy forest on the shore. The complete north half of the arch bridge extends from the right over the river at approximately the same level as the photographer's position. The "Traveler" sits at the left end of the span and is seen lowering a beam to waiting men on the south side of the river. Several other men are visible on the bridge deck preparing additional material to be transferred to the staging site below. Based on the dated photos, it took six days to complete construction of the north steel span.


Near Eklutna Village, Alaska


Black & White Paper Print, 3-1/2" x 4-3/4"



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