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Forest Service closes bridge near Hoonah


September 22, 2016
Thursday PM

(SitNews) Hoonah, Alaska - In the interest of public safety, the Forest Service has closed an unsafe bridge on the Hoonah Ranger District that is accessed at Salt Lake Bay, 13 miles southwest of Hoonah.

The deteriorating bridge structure spans a deep V-notch. “Bridge failure due to a vehicle using the bridge would be catastrophic,” said Chad VanOrmer, District Ranger.

All motor vehicles, including off highway vehicles (OHVs) and Over Snow Vehicles (OSVs) are prohibited from using the bridge located at mile post 1.65 on National Forest System Road 85794.

The Forest Service will sign the closure and install gates and barricades as needed to prevent use of the bridge.



Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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U.S. Forest Service



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