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Billings Field Office
Release Date: 01/04/10
Contacts: Mary Apple 406-896-5258    

BLM Constructing Bridge on Crooked Creek Road

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Billings Field Office is constructing a bridge where Crooked Creek Road crosses Gypsum Creek. The location is south of the Pryor Mountains near the Wyoming border in southeastern Carbon County, Montana. The bridge will provide a safe, cost-effective, and relatively maintenance-free crossing. 

Crooked Creek road is a popular public access route to both BLM lands in the Pryor Mountains and Forest Service lands in the Custer National Forest. The bridge is needed because the existing road crossing washes out regularly and poses a safety threat to the recreating public and permitted users. 

People travelling in the area should plan to use Helt Road until construction is complete. The bridge should be completed in early April.

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.

Billings Field Office   5001 Southgate Drive      Billings, MT 59101  

Last updated: 06-28-2012