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Construction Photos

 

New rock cut on Portage Glacier Road.
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photo credit: HDR Alaska, Inc.

Portage Lake Tunnel as seen from Bear Valley. September 1999
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photo credit: ©Chris Arend

Construction in snow conditions: over 35 feet of snow fell during winter of 1998-1999.
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photo credit: Kiewit Construction

Railroad workers adjust new railroad track switch during winter months.
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photo credit: Kiewit Construction

Kiewit workers remove old ties from the tunnel.
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photo credit: ADOT&PF

Interior of tunnel: preparing base material for roadway/rail panel.
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photo credit: ©Chris Arend

Grading base for roadway/rail panel.
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photo credit: ©Chris Arend

Laser in use to set grades in the tunnel.
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photo credit: ©Chris Arend

Base material unloaded from railcar in Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel.
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photo credit: Kiewit Construction

 

Needle Beam Crane used for laying panels.
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photo credit: ©Chris Arend

Workers leveled (screed) grade as roadway/rail panel was set.
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photo credit: ©Chris Arend

Temporary rails being installed in roadway/rail panels.
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photo credit: ADOT&PF

Transporting roadway/rail panels into the tunnel in winter 1998-99.
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photo credit: ©Chris Arend

Wire mesh used in tunnel roof to catch rocks that may work loose over time.
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photo credit: ADOT&PF

Vehicle turnout for emergency stopping in Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. April 2000
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photo credit: HDR Alaska, Inc.

Heated ice control panels near the portal of the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. April 2000
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photo credit: HDR Alaska, Inc

The ice and water control liner was assembled in Portage Lake Tunnel for use in the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel.
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photo credit: HDR Alaska, Inc.

Tunnel Control Center and toll booths
in Bear Valley. April 2000.
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photo credit: HDR Alaska, Inc.

 

Technician working on control console in Tunnel Control Center. April 2000.
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photo credit: HDR Alaska, Inc.

 

Aerial view of Whittier.
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photo credit: ©AeroMap U.S.

 

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