Fox in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska — The American West (Northwest)
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.
Length : 800 miles
Construction Period :
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
554, specially built
34 major, 800 others
Mountain Ranges Crossed:
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. Touch 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. 6½ miles away); Barnette's Landing (approx. 6½ miles away); Clay Street Cemetery (approx. 6½ miles away); The Founding of Fairbanks (approx. 6½ miles away); Suter House (approx. 6½ 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. (Submitted on June 24, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Man-Made Features • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,812 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 24, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.