ANCHORAGE, Alaska — More than four years after returning home from Iraq, and later being killed when his car hit a moose, Spc. Steven "Max" Cavanaugh now has a permanent memorial in Alaska.The Dowling Road overpass at milepost 123.7 on the New Seward Highway is now the Spc. Stephen "Max" Cavanaugh Overpass.
In March, Sen. Lesil McGuire passed a bill through the Legislature dedicating the bridge to Cavanaugh.
Cavanaugh’s parents and the Alaska Moose Federation were lobbying the Legislature for money to expand the state moose salvage program and orphan calf relocation programs to avoid accidents like the one that killed Cavanaugh.
Cavanaugh returned from Iraq in March 2007. He died a few days after he hit a moose in December 2007.