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Missoula Field Office
Release Date: 08/27/10
Contacts: Contact David Abrams 406-533-7617    

Whitaker Bridge To Close During Repair Project

The Bureau of Land Management’s Missoula Field Office will close the Blackfoot River’s Whitaker Bridge during September in order to make minor repairs to the abutment and center pier.

The bridge, about seven miles east of Johnsrud Fishing Access Site off Highway 200, will be closed to all traffic starting Sept. 1. Recreationists wanting to use the boat launch should plan accordingly.

The project to remediate some freeze damage is expected to take one month, but could finish ahead of schedule, BLM officials noted.

For more information on the closure, call the Missoula Field Office at (406) 329-3914.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 06-28-2012