Alaska Highway - Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 64° 50.635 W 147° 43.263
6W E 465799 N 7191254
Quick Description: Recognized as an international engineer landmark beginning in Dawson Creek, British Columbia and ending in Delta Junction, Alaska however often viewed as ending in Fairbanks, Alaska via the Richardson Highway.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 3/6/2011 6:21:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMAX7E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 5

Long Description:
Plaque commemorating the international engineering landmark is located in Golden Heart Plaza in downtown Fairbanks.

Text of plaque (also in French):

Alaska Highway

Completed In 1942

Constructed in just 8 months in 1942, this 2,450 kilometre high provided an essential transportation link to the northwest of North America during the Second World War, and has since remained a major transportation artery.

1996

American Society of Civil Engineers
Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

Location:
Highway runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Fairbanks, Alaska Plaque located in Golden Heart Plaza, Fairbanks, Alaska.


Type of structure/site: Road

Date of Construction: 1942

Engineering Organization Listing: American Society of Civil Engineers

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Site: [Web Link]

Engineer/Architect/Builder etc.: Not listed

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