The Million Dollar Bridge, more formally known as the Miles Glacier Bridge, was built in the early 1900s and is located 50 miles from Cordova. It's a multiple span Pennsylvania truss bridge, which completed a 315-km (196-mile) railroad line for the Copper River and Northwestern Railway to haul copper from the old mining town of Kennicott. Nearly $1.5 million in building costs earned the bridge its nickname.

 
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Parks and Outdoors Review of Million Dollar Bridge

Away Travel Expert: Jeremy Pataky
ParksExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Scenic Drives
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • From the bridge you'll be able to see Miles Glacier and icebergs on Miles Lake. Look for the Forest Service displays at Miles Lake to learn about the area, or inquire at the Chugach National Forest Cordova Ranger District Office in Cordova.
  • With a kayak or inflatable raft, you can get on the water in Miles Lake and paddle or row among the icebergs. Beware, though—the water is deathly cold and the winds can pick up suddenly.

Address:
48 miles up the road from Cordova
Cordova, Alaska
Price: Free


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 907-822-5234
Fax: 907-822-7216
Price Information: Free
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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