Triple Arches - Glacier National Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 48° 43.057 W 113° 43.106
12U E 300054 N 5399631
Quick Description: Stone arch bridge along Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2007 6:57:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM26JE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 72

Long Description:
The Triple Arches were built in the 1920's. The original plan did not call for the Arches but rather a retaining wall was to be built and then fill added to span the gap in the mountain face. The Triple Arches are probably the most renowned structure on the road.
Length of bridge: 60 feet

Height of bridge: 20 feet

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Mountain gap

Date constructed: 1920's

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Going-to-the-Sun Road

Glacier National Park

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