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Effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964, on the Alaska highway system: Chapter C in <i>The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on transportation, communications, and utilities</i>

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Effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964, on the Alaska highway system: Chapter C in <i>The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on transportation, communications, and utilities</i>; 1968; PP; 545-C; The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on transportation, communications, and utilities (Professional Paper 545); Kachadoorian, Reuben

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The great earthquake that struck Alaska about 5:36 p.m., Alaska standard time, Friday, March 27, 1964 (03:36:1.3.0, Greenwich mean time, March 28, 1964), severely crippled the highway system in the south-central part of the State. All the major highways and most secondary roads were impaired. Damage totaled more than $46 million, well over $25 million to bridges and nearly $21 million to roadways. Of the 204 bridges in south-central Alaska, 141 were damaged; 92 were severely damaged or destroyed. The earthquake damaged 186 of the 830 miles of roadway in south-central Alaska, 83 miles so severely that replacement or relocation was required. Earthquake damage to the roadways and bridges was chiefly by (1) seismic shaking, (2) compaction [...]

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