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Bruce Campbell, Part 2
Bruce Campbell

This is the continuation of an interview with Bruce Campbell on December 20, 2006 by Marie Mitchell at his home in Anchorage, Alaska. In this second part of a two part interview, Bruce talks about his role in the construction of the North Slope Haul Road (Dalton Highway), working in cold weather, things that were learned about cold weather construction and use of equipment, and place names along the road. He also talks about other work he has done since the Haul Road, including setting up his own business as a consulting engineer, and how attitudes toward road construction in Alaska have changed.

Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 2006-28-15_PT.2

Project: Dalton Highway Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: Dec 20, 2006
Narrator(s): Bruce Campbell
Interviewer(s): Marie Mitchell
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Funding Partners:
National Park Service
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Sections

1) Bruce Campbell's activity since the Haul Road

2) Legacy of the Haul Road, especially in terms of cold weather construction, equipment and gear

3) Cold weather working conditions

4) Place names on the Haul Road

5) Attitudes about road construction

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Section 1: job -- Alaska General Construction\ job -- Service City\ North Slope\ oil fields -- pads, roads\ Campbell and Associates consulting engineers\ retirement\ claims court\ Hickel, Governor Walter\ job -- Commissioner of Transportation\ Juneau\ job -- end of\ consulting\ car -- restoration|

Section 2: environmental concerns\ environment and development -- balance\ pipeline -- legacy of\ Haul Road -- legacy of\ cold weather gear\ NASA program\ clothing design\ clothing -- boots, gloves, parkas|

Section 3: camp -- heating\ fuels -- types of\ Livengood\ winter -- cold temperatures\ equipment -- freezing\ heat -- lack of\ Haul Road -- segment\ Livengood - Yukon River\ vehicle -- maintenance\ fuels and lubricants -- improvements in\ cold weather -- effect of\ camp -- moving|

Section 4: Haul Road\ place names\ Five Mile Camp\ Prospect Creek\ Coldfoot\ Wiseman\ Deadhorse|

Section 5: road -- attitudes about\ attitudes -- changes in\ road -- building\ Sierra Club|