Photos: Aftermath of March 27, 1964, 9.2 quake in Alaska

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Turnagain Arm railroad tracks
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Turnagain Arm railroad tracks
The rails in this approach to a railroad bridge near the head of Turnagain Arm were torn from their ties and buckled laterally by streamward movement of the riverbanks during the earthquake. The bridge was also compressed and developed a hump from vertical buckling.