Glacier Skywalk: Foundations for a Canadian National Park Landmark

by Stephen Bean, P.ENG., (M.ASCE), Principal and senior geotechnical engineer with Thurber Engineering, Ltd. in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, sbean@ thurber.ca,
Warren Wunderlick, P.ENG., Geotechnical engineer with Thurber Engineering, Ltd. in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, wwunderlick@thurber.ca,
Paul Wilson, P.ENG., Principal and senior geotechnical engineer with Thurber Engineering, Ltd. in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada., paulwilson@thurber.ca,



2018


Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2018, Vol. 22, Issue 6, Pg. 42-47


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, is located in the Province of Alberta, north of Banff National Park and west of Edmonton. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, the park received this recognition for its landscapes of mountain peaks, lakes, canyons, and the Columbia Icefields. The terminus of the Athabasca Glacier, one of the eight glaciers fed by the ice fields, is visible as one of many vistas along Highway 93, which travels along the spine of the park.

Subject Headings: Stadiums and sport facilities | History and Heritage | Parks | Foundations | Landscaping | Mountains | Lakes | Canyons | Alberta | Canada

 

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