Fishing Bridge Closes Today
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 15, 2018
As of today, the Fishing Bridge, where the East Entrance Road crosses the Yellowstone River, is closed to all traffic for the rest of the 2018 season.
During the closure, the East Entrance Road will remain open from the entrance station to Sedge Bay, weather permitting, but people needing to travel through Yellowstone to or from Cody and beyond will need to use the Northeast Entrance during this closure.
Tina Hoebelheinrich, Cody Chamber Director, says that the Park Service has done its best to minimize the impact on the community by making the closure as late in the year as possible, but she says the work must be done to prevent the failure of the bridge.
Hoebelheinrich adds that although the Northeast Entrance is set to remain open throughout the winter, and is accessible as long as the gap between the intersection with Highway 296 and Cooke City is plowed, there are ongoing concerns about the slide on the Chief Joseph Highway.
The east entrance road is expected to open in the spring, allowing for traffic to move freely throughout the Park, but Hoebelheinrich points out that there will still be construction delays until this project and the Pelican Bay project are complete.
On November 5 all roads in the park will close at 8 a.m. except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast Entrance.