In a July press release, Glacier National Park (Montana) announced a rehabilitation project for the 13 bridges throughout the park. Since then, work has begun on the Anaconda, Camas, and Dutch Creek Bridges on the Inside North Fork Road.
According to a Glacier National Park release, the Inside North Fork Road is designed for a rustic experience and is currently open to vehicles in specific sections and allows pedestrian, bicycle, and emergency vehicular access in other areas. The vehicle closure for the Inside North Fork Road is currently from Logging Creek to Rocky Point.
The excavation of a deep trench along the side of the Dutch Creek Bridge is expected to block the bridge for bicyclists and pedestrians from August 8 to 10. Bicyclists and pedestrians will be able to access the areas that lead up to the bridge from the north and south.
The Fish Creek Bridge located in the campground near the amphitheater loop will experience minor delays in traffic until it’s completely closed to pedestrian, motorized, and bicycle access from September 6, 2022, after Fish Creek Campground closes for the year.
The Appistoki Creek Bridge is expected to experience limited traffic delays until it’s fully shut off to motorized, pedestrian, and bicycle access on September 26, 2022.
The construction on the Kinlta, Ford, Akokala, Bowman, Quartz, and Logging Creek bridges is expected to take place in the summer of 2023.
The North Fork Bridge, located at the north end of Camas Road, and the Lee Creek Bridge, located on Chief Mountain Highway, are also part of the rehabilitation program. The construction will begin in 2022 or 2023. The construction of all bridges will conclude for the season no later than November 14, 2022.
For more information, visit https://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm.