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Fox in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska — The American West (Northwest)
 

Pipeline History

 
 
Pipeline History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1, 1995
1. Pipeline History Marker
Inscription. On November 16, 1973, through Presidential approval of pipeline legilation, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company received permission to begin construction of the 800-mile trans Alaska pipeline, its pump stations and the Marine Terminal at Valdez. The 360-mile road from the Yukon River to Prudhoe Bay was built, and construction of the Valdez Terminal was begun in 1974.At the same time, work started on pump stations and the pipeline work pad.
The lengths of pipe were placed under the Tonsina River in March of 1975. Barely two years later-by March of 1977- all pipe had been installed; and pump stations, the Terminal and essential communications systems were almost completed. The first oil entered the line at Prudhoe Bay June 20, 1977 and reached Valdez on July 28. On August 1, 1977, the first tanker load of North Slope oil left the Port of Valdez aboard the ARCO Juneau.
Pipeline
Facts

Length : 800 miles
Construction Period :
1974-1977
Pipe Specifications:
diameter 48"
minimum yeild strengths 60,000,
65,000,& 70,000 psi
wall thickness .462 inch & .582 inch
insulated with 4" fiberglass, factory-bonded to
galvanized steel jacketing
Capacity of filled pipeline 9 million barrels
Animal Crossings:
554, specially built
River
Trans Alaska Pipeline image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1, 1995
2. Trans Alaska Pipeline
and Stream Crossing:
34 major, 800 others
Mountain Ranges Crossed:
Brooks Range
Alaska Range
Chugach Range

 
Location. 64° 55.763′ N, 147° 37.773′ W. Marker is in Fox, Alaska, in Fairbanks North Star Borough. Marker can be reached from Steese Highway (at milepost 8.4), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. between Fairbanks and Fox. Marker is in this post office area: Fairbanks AK 99712, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James A. Maple (within shouting distance of this marker); Wickersham Cabin (approx. 6.4 miles away); Lacey Street Theater (1939) (approx. 6.5 miles away); Barnette's Landing (approx. 6.5 miles away); Clay Street Cemetery (approx. 6.5 miles away); The Founding of Fairbanks (approx. 6.5 miles away); Suter House (approx. 6.5 miles away); Cushman Street (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Pictures of the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline also called the Alyeska Pipeline. Here you find a selection of pictures and photos from the Alaska Oil Pipeline. (Submitted on June 24, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline. (Submitted on June 24, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Visit the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.
Pipeline with signpost image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 1995
3. Pipeline with signpost
(Submitted on June 24, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
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Fox, Pipeline Visitor Center, 8 miles North of Fairbanks image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 1995
4. Fox, Pipeline Visitor Center, 8 miles North of Fairbanks
Alaska weather station image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 1995
5. Alaska weather station
Wasilla image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 1995
6. Wasilla
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,787 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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