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by Ralph Soberg

  • ISBN: 096254292X
  • Category: Engineering
  • Author: Ralph Soberg
  • Subcategory: Transportation
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hardscratch Press; 1st edition (October 1, 1991)
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • FB2 size: 1471 kb
  • EPUB size: 1374 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
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Alaskans call it the Big S. This pedestrian-bicycle bridge connects the north bank near Doyon, Limited to the south bank of the Chena River adjacent to the Alaska State Court House as part of the Chena River Pathway system.

Alaskans call it the Big Su. We fish it, paddle it, and snow machine its frozen braids. Bush pilots even navigate by this river. The bridge’s namesake, the late Dr. William Ransom Wood, came to Alaska with his family in 1960 to serve as the fourth president of the University of Alaska. The William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge.

Soldotna is a home rule city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, in the . At the 2010 census the population was 4,163, up from 3,759 in 2000. It is the seat of the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Soldotna is located in the Southcentral portion of Alaska on the central-western portion of the Kenai Peninsula. The city limits span 7 square miles along the Kenai River, which empties into the Cook Inlet in the nearby city of Kenai.

30 years of pioneer bridge and road construction throughout the 49th state.

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Big Delta is a census-designated place (CDP) in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 591 at the 2010 census, down from 749 in 2000. Big Delta is at the confluence of the Delta River and the Tanana River and gets its name from the huge river delta formed by the confluence. From at least 10,000 years ago to the present, Athabascan Indians have inhabited portions of the interior of Alaska

from the Big Delta to the Kenai. Published 1991 by Hardscratch Press in Walnut Creek, Calif Alaska.

from the Big Delta to the Kenai. Published 1991 by Hardscratch Press in Walnut Creek, Calif. Bridges, History, Local History, Roads. Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-124) and index. Errata slip laid in. Classifications.

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Reviews about Bridging Alaska: From the Big Delta to the Kenai (2):
This is a remarkable story, not only of a remarkable man, but about inspired, determined people who built this country.
Born in Soberg, Norway, the son of a farmer, he learned the hardships of survival in the Artic. When his family opted to immigrate to the US, they chose a tiny island in the Aleutians (Unga Island) where life seemed little easier than in his native Norway. Yet, this hardship seemed a preparation for his contribution to his new country, toward being an icon of pioneering.
Mr. Soberg's account of building bridges across territorial Alaska reminds me that "educated and civilized people" who've never been forced to deal with life and death situations, fall far short of matching up to men of pioneer days.
Mr. Soberg's humiility, often apologizing for his lack of formal education, further endears me to this single-minded man. He willingly tackled various jobs, often out of desperation, but whatever he attempted, he did with energy and dedication.
Reading the accounts of bridge-building without safety nets and working at night without lights or as a deep-sea diver without back-up, is a harrowing life. Not for the faint of heart.
Knowing what government projects cost taxpayers today and the sundry of regulations that snarl construction for years on end, funding overruns, it is astonishing to see that there were men who determined that a job needed to be done and that they risked their lives with little remuneration.
Though this book is about "Bridging Alaska", it is also a tale of a fine man who understood the value of family and friends,who was unfailingly kind to animals, and always gave credit where credit was due.
Though I knew Mr. Soberg as a child, I never had any idea of his contributions to connecting the transportation system viable.He was simply a remarkably kind, thoughtful, cheerful man who helped me see a part of Alaska I might never have seen or known. He was the manager of the Alaska Road Commission on the Kenai Peninsula and that was impressive enough! But, now I see that Mr. Soberg has left an indelible mark, and a contribution, all across what is now our 50th state.
Thank you, Mr. Soberg. And all the men who contributed toward making Alaska a better place.
Kathryn van Heyningen
author (The Whitebridge Web")
This guy is a true Alaskan character. Must read.

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