It’s just 36 miles long and two thirds is unpaved and unmaintained, but the Copper River Highway is the longest thoroughfare in Cordova, Alaska, a small community on Prince William Sound. All that’s left of a railway line that once carried copper ore from the interior to Cordova’s deep-water port, “the three-dozen miles that remain are key to life in Cordova.”

 

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