Friday, 13 August 2010

The Alaska Highway



The Alaska Highway was constructed during World War II and connects the contiguous U.S. to Alaska through Canada. It runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Delta Junction, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. Completed in 1942, it was 2,237 km or 1,390 mi long, but is becoming shorter due to rerouting. The historic end of the highway is near milepost 1422, where it meets the Richardson Highway in Delta Junction, Alaska, about 160 km (99 mi) southeast of Fairbanks.

One day I WILL drive along The Alaska Highway!

Also, be sure to check out this free online book called 'The World Famous Alaska Highway' over on Google Books.





 

1 comment:

aji said...

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