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Going-to-the-Sun Road
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Roads & RailsEra: 1930-1939DateCreated: 1932Going-To-The-Sun RdWest GlacierState: MTZip: 59936Country: USAWebsite: Goodwin, George , Vint, Thomas Chalmers

Considered one of the world's most scenic mountain drives, the two-lane Going-To-The-Sun Road through Glacier National Park was the first major road to be constructed directly over high mountain terrain, proving that roads did not need to be limited to mountain passes.

Image Credit: Original Image: Flickr/Katie BradyImage Caption: Going-to-the-Sun RoadEra_date_from: 1932
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