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Bryce Canyon National Park Rim Road, State Highway 63 to Rainbow Point, Tropic, Garfield County, UT

Bryce Canyon National Park Rim Road, State Highway 63 to Rainbow Point, Tropic, Garfield County, UT

 
 
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Summary

Significance: Development of the Bryce Canyon National Park Rim Road was promoted in part by the Union Pacific Railroad as a component in their plan combining train and automobile travel to create a "tourist loop" between Cedar City, Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Bryce Canyon, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The road was created under guidelines developed cooperatively between the National Park Service and the Bureau of Public Roads in the 1920s and 1930s. The guidelines dictated aesthetic and practical standards for the design and construction of the roadway in an attempt to mitigate any negative impact on the natural features of that region.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N69
Survey number: HAER UT-71
Building/structure dates: 1923-1927 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1930-1935 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
U.S. Forest Service
Bureau of Public Roads
Union Construction Company
WW Clyde & Company
Reynolds-Ely Construction Company
Bryce, Ebenezer
Humphrey, J W
Harding, Warren G
Allen, Thomas J
Brown, R A
Finch, B J
Civilian Conservation Corps
Quin, transmitter
French, Christine Madrid, historian
Grogan, Brian C, photographer
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Location

Tropic (Utah)37.62526, -112.08214
Google Map of 37.6252615, -112.0821359
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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