The Tanana River is formed by the
confluence of the Nabesna and Chisana Rivers near Northway. It then flows
440 miles westward to the Yukon River and then into the Bering Sea.
It crosses the Parks Hwy. at Mile 305.1, where the Nenana River joins it
at the town of Nenana. Tugs and barges based in Nenana carry cargo and
freight to the Yukon region in the summer months after the ice breakup.
There are fish wheels north of the bridge that can be seen in action during
Ice breakup on the Tanana River
A 1916 photo showing arrival of mail by dog sled. Last trip winter service - Tanana, Alaska
Tanana River Bridge at Nenana, 1923
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