Visit Breathtaking Childs Glacier and the Million Dollar Bridge

Located at the end of the Copper River Highway, these sites, one man-made and one nature-made, are both equally impressive and definitely worth the trip. Though a bridge on the highway is currently washed out, the wonders are still accessible via boat, and tour companies in Cordova regularly update their tours to keep up with the ever-changing Copper River.

After boating up the Copper River, an amazing excursion in its own right, arrive at Childs Glacier and the Million Dollar Bridge just beyond. The four-span trestle was completed in 1910 and was only put out of commission after Alaska’s 1964 earthquake. The bridge has been rehabilitated and visitors are free to walk across it for views of Childs Glacier on one end and Miles Glacier on the other. Call the Cordova Chamber of Commerce to check on the status of local tours to access Childs Glacier and Million Dollar Bridge.

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From soft to extreme, there’s something for everyone in Cordova.


Take a guided fishing trip in the Prince William Sound or drop a line in the Copper River.


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