E. L. Patton Yukon River Bridge

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This half-mile-long wooden structure stands as one of merely four bridges designed for vehicle passage over the formidable Yukon River. This river holds the distinction of being the longest in both Alaska and the Yukon Territory, serving as a crucial route during the Klondike Gold Rush. Erected in 1974-5, the bridge was a pivotal component of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System construction. As you traverse beneath the pipeline, you'll arrive at the Yukon Crossing Visitor Contact Station. Manned by amiable BLM volunteers, the station operates from 9 to 6 between late May and September. A brief stroll along the trail leads to a viewing deck, offering an excellent opportunity for capturing memorable photos of the Yukon River. (Submitted by Campbell McGrouther)