Miles Glacier Bridge

Miles Glacier Bridge, the bridge to nowhere

Miles Glacier Bridge is a four-span through truss bridge located in the U.S. state of Alaska. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

The bridge is 1,550 feet (470 m) long across the Copper River. This one-lane historic bridge was built in the early 1900s, from 1909-1910, as a one-track railroad bridge for the Copper River and Northwestern Railway to haul copper from the Kennicott copper mines to the port of Cordova. The bridge carries the scenic Copper River Highway.

Nicknamed as the Million Dollar Bridge, it was closed in 1938, reopened as a highway bridge, part of the Copper River Highway in 1958 and fourth span collapsed in earthquake on 1964. In 2005, the span was repaired but the road is no longer in use.

 

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