The first phase of the Alaska pipeline project is well under way in Alaska. Seven?
LV Bulldozer making road through snow
LV Supply column travelling along road on ice
SV Supply lorries pass
LV Pipe laying vehicles past
LV Container lorry drawn by bulldozer
SV Bulldozer pulling tracked trailers
GV PAN Site of camp with vehicles assembling
SV & CU Construction workers talking
LV Camp with children in fore-ground
Supply convoy passing through tundra (4 shots)
Initials SC/1854 SC/1910
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Background: The first phase of the Alaska pipeline project is well under way in Alaska. Seven work camps have been established and four more will be built as soon as enough supplies can be trucked into the tundra.
Throughout the winter convoys of trucks have kept the camps supplied. To make their way through the snow a highway had to be constructed. It was built on top of the thick snow and now a race against time is underway to get more supplies through before the tundra becomes soft and spongy under the spring and summer sun. An estimated nine thousand construction workers will be employed before the end of the first pipeline construction ends in November. After many years of discussion and frustrations, at last the Alaskans can see tangible proof that the oil pipeline is underway.