Captain William Moore Bridge

The spectacular Captain William Moore Bridge in Alaska

This unique bridge is located along the South Klondike Highway near Skagway, in Alaska. It was finished in 1976 and spans 110-foot over Moore Creek Gorge. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Named for Captain William Moore, a pilot, prospector, packer, trader and riverboat captain, it crosses an active earthquake fault. Engineers, aware of the potential for disaster, anchored only one end of the bridge securely, so when the ground below shifts, the bridge isn’t torn apart. Engineers built with the fact in mind so only one side of the bridge is secured with the hopes that when the ground shifts the bridge remains in tact and is not torn in half. 

 

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