The 56-mile Copper River Highway begins in Cordova and ends at the Million Dollar Bridge. Locals and tourists alike use the highway to access trails, hunting and fishing opportunities, off-road recreation areas, and the US Forest Service’s popular Childs Glacier campground and recreation site.
From the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities:
The ADOT&PF has indefinitely closed the Copper River Highway at mile 36 due to safety concerns at Bridge No. 339. The closure will last until the bridge is replaced.
Most Recent Update: June 2013 Update from DOT
While the last segment of road is not accessible by vehicle, a local business holds a permit from the USFS to take people to the site (for a fee.) More information about accessing the recreational site can be obtained from the USFS Childs Glacier Web Page or the Cordova Ranger District (907-424-7661).
For more information, or to sign up for email updates, go to the State’s project web page here.