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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Going-to-the-Sun Road Triple Arches Bridge
Structure Number:
BRDG038P
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
1. 
Dry Ravine Bridge
Park:
Glacier National Park
Historic District:
 
Historic District
1. 
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Structure State:
Montana
Structure County:
Flathead
Region:
Intermountain
Cluster:
Rocky Mountain
Administrative Unit:
Glacier National Park
LCS ID:
051125
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
06/16/1983
National Historic Landmark?:
Yes
National Historic Landmark Date:
02/18/1997
Significance Level:
Contributing
Short Significance Description:
The Going-to-the-Sun Road Triple Arches Bridge is a contributing feature to the Going-to-the-Sun Road NHL. The Road is eligible under NHL criteria 1 and 4. The Road is significant in the areas of Landscape Architecture, Transportation and Politics/Government. Period of Significance 1921-1952.
Long Significance Description:
The Going-to-the-Sun Road Triple Arches Bridge is a contributing feature to the Going-to-the-Sun Road NHL. The Road is eligible under NHL criterion 1 for its association with the American park movement and the initiation of “landscape engineering” and Criterion 4 as an exceptionally valuable example of American landscape architecture and specifically as a distinctive and outstanding example of “landscape engineering” that blended the practices of civil engineering and landscape architecture. The Going-to-the Sun Road Historic District is also nationally significant in the history of technology (transportation) because of its unprecedented engineering and its place as a link in the Park-to-Park Highway. The Road is also significant under NHL Theme III. Expressing Cultural Values #5 Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design and Theme VII Transforming the Environment #3 Protecting ad Preserving the Environment. The Road is significant in the areas of Landscape Architecture, Transportation and Politics/Government. Period of Significance 1921-1952.

The Going-to-the-Sun Road Triple Arches Bridge is a contributing feature to the Going-to-the-Sun Road Historic District under NR Criteria A - Transportation, Recreation, Engineering. The Road signifies the increase in importance of auto traffic in national parks and the accessibility of more of the park to the public.

Road travels through Glacier County and Flathead County.
 
Construction Period:

Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1926
AD
1928
AD
Bureau of Public Roads/NPS
Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Road Bridge
Primary Current Use:
Road Bridge
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
No records.
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Bridge
Square Feet:
1365
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Substructure
Stone
2. 
Substructure
Concrete
3. 
Superstructure
Concrete
4. 
Superstructure
Stone
Short Physical Description:
Three-span reinforced concrete filled spandrel arch half bridge, 65' x 21', bridge has rubble masonry railings and modern timber railings, abutments and piers are concrete faced with rock. 29 miles from entrance.
Long Physical Description:
Bridge was built to span deep rifts in the mountainside around Garden Wall.