For the first 20 miles, the Copper River and Northwest Railway route followed old Eyak trails from the lake to Alaganic slough. Plenty of gravel was available from all the outwash in the glacial streams and the route was fairly flat so construction was relatively easy, and the crews made good progress. The first 49 miles of the line which crossed over the delta of the Copper River contained more than 100 wooden trestles, some of considerable length.
This photo came from the archives and collections of the Cordova Historical Society housed within the museum. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon until 5 p.m.
Stop by to see our new exhibit in the Copper River Gallery, “Winter White” featuring all local artists!