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East Fork Toklat River Bridge photo pair
Photo Credits: W. Verde Watson (Denali NP&P Museum Coll. 23297) (1963), R. D. Karpilo (2012)
Ecoregion: Alaska Range Mountains
Change Type: Increasing vegetation on river bars
Increasing vegetation on river bars
Description:
This bridge over the East Fork of the Toklat River (built in 1954) has lasted over 50 years. Some sections of the vegetated landscape visible in this photo pair have not stayed so stationary. Look to the river bar in the middle left of the photos. Woody vegetation has colonized the gravelly soils there, and increased on the bluff slopes leading up to the road.