Important roads, railways, bridges and ports were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving planes and helicopters as the only lifeline for supplies.
A span of the so-called "Million Dollar Bridge" collapsed during the earthquake.
It took 2.5 years to repair the earthquake damage to the Alaska Railroad.
A town lost
Valdez was moved to safer ground after the docks and part of the town slid into the water on top of a landslide. The snow line marks flooding from the tsunami that followed.