R&M provided geotechnical services associated with design and construction of a 280’ long, single-span timber pedestrian bridge across the Placer River to enhance the trail system at the Whistle Stop Recreational Area in Chugach National Forest, about 10 miles south of Portage. During our assessment of the seismic hazards at the site, we identified a ground failure from the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake (magnitude 9.2), which necessitated moving one of the bridge abutments. Additionally, the abutment pile foundation design had to consider limitations on the size of equipment that could be brought to the remote site.