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Million Dollar Bridge

The Million Dollar Bridge, more formerly known as the Miles Glacier Bridge was built in the early 1900s fifty miles from Cordova, Alaska. It is a cantilever bridge which completed a 196-mile railroad line for the Copper River & Northwestern Railway, built by J.P. Morgan and the Guggenheim family to haul copper from the old mining town of Kennicott, located in the Wrangell - St Elias National Park and Preserve, to the port of Cordova. It earned its nickname because of its $1.4 million cost, well recuperated because of the hundreds of millions of dollars in copper which could be shipped as a result of its construction.


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