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This is a list of all 9 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the state Alaska. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of states.
1924 Curry
Curry, Alaska, USA (Susitna River)
Bridgemeister ID:1189
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Long narrow footbridge with timber towers. Deck replaced, 1926.
(footbridge)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA (Chulitna River)
Bridgemeister ID:2571
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Alaska Digital Archives identifier UAF-2003-63-314 is a photograph from the Walter W. Hodge Papers collection (ca. 1925-1948) showing this bridge titled: " Chulitna suspension bridge, mile 287, Alaska Railroad".
(footbridge)
Sitka, Alaska, USA (Indian River)
Bridgemeister ID:2570
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
  • Alaska Digital Archives identifier UAA-HMC-0518-20b is a photograph of this bridge from the 1890s.
(suspension bridge)
Skagway, Alaska, USA
Bridgemeister ID:299
Bear Creek
Valdez vicinity, Alaska, USA (Bear Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:1187
Use:Vehicular
Notes
  • Carried Richardson Highway across Bear Creek circa 1930's and earlier.
  • Alaska Digital Archives identifier UAF-2003-63-179 shows a very similar (or the same) suspension bridge as crossing Sheep Creek on the Valdez Trail but they also note a potential discrepancy with another image in the archive that labels the bridge as carrying the Richardson Highway.
Graehl
Slaterville, Alaska, USA (Noyes Slough)
Bridgemeister ID:2569
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • See Alaska Digital Archives identifiers UAF-2003-63-255 and UAF-2003-63-256 for photos of this bridge from the Walter W. Hodge Papers collection dated 1925-1948.
Nome River
Nome vicinity, Alaska, USA (Nome River)
Bridgemeister ID:2568
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Likely removed. See Alaska digital archives identifiers ASL-P61-141-003, UAF-1980-68-295, and UAF-1980-68-296 which are photos of the bridge from the time period 1913-1939. One photo is captioned "Mile 3 - Nome River Susp. Br. - Rt. 8".
Tanana River
Big Delta vicinity, Alaska, USA (Tanana River)
Bridgemeister ID:652
Structurae ID:0008142
O'Donnell ID:165
Coordinates:N 64.15766 W 145.84964
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Large pipeline bridge carrying the Trans-Alaska pipeline.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Richard Ehrenberg
Tazlina River
Alaska, USA (Tazlina River)
Bridgemeister ID:653
Structurae ID:0007162
Coordinates:N 62.07724 W 145.47434
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • Carries the Trans-Alaska pipeline.

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