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Alaska DOT aims to replace Bridge 339 on Copper River Highway
Jennifer Gibbins | The Cordova Times | Apr 16, 2012

CORDOVA -- The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is proceeding with plans to replace the Mile-36 Bridge on the Copper River Highway, known informally as Bridge 339. Engineers were in Cordova recently for a community forum that laid out plans for the project. Elmer Marx, a bridge design engineer in the Department of Transportation, gave a power point presentation at Mt. Eccles Elementary School.

“This bridge is just the most recent episode with the Copper River,” Marx said. “Can we tame the river like the Columbia or the Mississippi? Well, perhaps with enough money. But I don’t see that happening.”

Complicating the project is the fact that...

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