Tanana River bridge

The golden groundbreaking shovel leans against a tree before being used during the Alaska Railroad Corporation's Tanana River Bridge groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon, September 28, 2011 at the crossing site in Salcha.
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Former U.S. Senator and Governor Frank Murkowski, left, shares a laugh with fellow former Governor Bill Sheffield, right, during the Alaska Railroad Corporation's Tanana River Bridge groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon, September 28, 2011 at the crossing site in Salcha.
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Congressman Don Young, right, comments on the Patriotic footwear of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, left, during the Alaska Railroad Corporation's Tanana River Bridge groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon, September 28, 2011 at the crossing site in Salcha.
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Alaska Railroad Corporation President and CEO Chris Aadnesen speaks during the Alaska Railroad Corporation's Tanana River Bridge groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon, September 28, 2011 at the crossing site in Salcha.
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An artist's rendition of the finished project was displayed during the Alaska Railroad Corporation's Tanana River Bridge groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon, September 28, 2011 at the crossing site in Salcha.
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Fairbanks North Star Borough mayor Luke Hopkins, left, and State Senator Joe Paskvan, right, talk along the bank of the Tanana River during the Alaska Railroad Corporation's Tanana River Bridge groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon, September 28, 2011 at the crossing site in Salcha.
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Craig Medred