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Bridge over Yellowstone River in the park scheduled to be replaced

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Enterprise Staff
Thursday, April 16, 2020
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Photo by Doug Madsen/National Park Service

The bridge over the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park that will be replaced.

The bridge over the Yellowstone River, located on the Northeast Entrance Road near Tower Junction in Yellowstone National Park, will be replaced.

365体育网址On April 13, the National Park Service regional director for Regions 6, 7, 8, Mike Reynolds, signed a Finding of No Significant Impact for an environmental assessment to replace the Yellowstone River Bridge, the park said in a recent news release.

A replacement bridge will be constructed on a new alignment about 500 feet south of the existing bridge location. 

365体育网址Approximately 1 mile of new road will be constructed to line up with the replacement bridge location. 

365体育网址Parking, pullouts, and the Yellowstone River Picnic Area, located along this road segment, will also be redesigned and reconstructed to accommodate increased visitor use, the release said. 

Automobile traffic will use the existing bridge while the new bridge is under construction. Traffic delays will be minimal. Once complete, the existing road segment and bridge will be removed, and the area rehabilitated.

365体育网址Depending upon funding, roadwork could begin as early as spring 2022 and last for three consecutive years, the park said.

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