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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Environmental Obstacles

  • Aired: 02/07/2005
  • 02:59
  • Rating: NR
As much as the Corps' officers wanted to punch the Alaskan Highway through in a hurry, dealing with muskeg (swamps of decaying vegetation) and mud drastically slowed things down. By the end of June after three months of work, the Engineers had constructed 360 miles of road. The Army knew it had about four months left to build at least 1,100 more miles before winter arrived.
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The Corps wanted finish the highway in a hurry, but progress was slowed by mud and muskeg.
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