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November 6, 2018

Park Service wants to replace Lewis River Bridge in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — The National Park Service is taking more public comment on a proposal to replace the bridge over the Lewis River in Yellowstone National Park.

The bridge was built in 1960 and is in poor condition. The proposed new bridge would be directly east of the existing bridge on the park's South Entrance Road between the South Entrance and Grant Village.

The South Entrance Road would remain open during construction although there may be temporary closures. Access to the overlook of Lewis River Falls would be closed during the duration of the project.

In addition to replacing the bridge, the proposal includes reconstructing the adjacent Lewis River Falls parking area. Construction would begin in 2020 and continue into 2022.

Comments must be received by Nov. 30.

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