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Wanna buy an Alaska bridge? Juneau's selling one.

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published September 26, 2012

In the market for a piece of nostalgia? Perhaps something gigantic, cumbersome and/or dated? Juneau may have just the thing to really tie the whole room together -- a piece of the past you just can't buy on eBay -- an historic Alaska bridge.

According to a state press release, the celebrated Brotherhood Bridge in Juneau is now available for purchase. But, of course, there are conditions.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities wishes to sell the bridge, but only to a person or group willing and able to relocate and preserve the 319-foot-long structure.

Still interested? Need more information before you commit?

Here're some specs: The bridge was designed by Tlingit architect Roy Peratrovich Jr., it's a spacious 30.1 feet wide (perfect for a backyard ravine), grayish in color, covered in lead-based paint, made of reinforced concrete slabs and supported by welded steel plate girders. The bridge was originally built to support Glacier Highway traffic passing over the Mendenhall River, acting as a conduit between the urban and rural portions of mainland Juneau. In addition, the bridge's construction coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and the structure was dedicated on 18th of October, Alaska Day, of 1965, making it almost 48 years old.

Interested buyers or those with inquiries should contact Environmental Manager Jane Gendron by phone at (907) 465-4499 or by email at jane.gendron(at)

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