Public Comments Requested for Lewis River Bridge
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 26, 2018
The National Park Service invites comments from the public on a proposal to build a replacement bridge over the Lewis River in Yellowstone National Park.
The new bridge would be located directly east of the existing bridge on the park’s South Entrance Road between the South Entrance and Grant Village. In this proposal, as in the plan for work on the East Entrance Road, the South Entrance Road would remain open for public travel during construction.
Park Officials say this project is needed to address the deteriorating condition of the Lewis River Bridge, which was constructed in 1960. A recent Federal Highway Administration Inspection Report cited problems with the bridge’s concrete surface, foundation, and railings. In addition to replacing the bridge, the proposal outlines plans to reconfigure the adjacent Lewis River Falls parking area to reduce traffic hazards. If approved and funding is secured, construction would begin in the spring of 2019 and continue through 2020.