Allegheny National Forest Announces Temporary Closure of Nagle Bridge for Repairs

Contact(s): Collin Shephard, 814-728-6115

Marienville, Pa. (July 6, 2018) – The Allegheny National Forest’s Marienville Ranger District announces the temporary closure of the Mill Creek Bridge on Forest Road 135, otherwise known as Nagle Bridge, during the week of July 9-13. Valhalla Construction, working under contract for Seneca Resources, will be making repairs to the east abutment of the bridge. Work is anticipated to begin on Monday, July 9, 2018, and should be completed by Friday, July 13. Detour routes have been designated and will be signed by the contractor. The bridge repairs were designed by Stahl Sheaffer Engineering of Clearfield, PA.

Questions regarding the closure and detours may be referred to the Marienville Ranger District office at 814.927.5700, or to Ben Williams of Seneca Resources at 814.220.1551.


The U.S. Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a mission of sustaining the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Forest Service’s Eastern Region includes 20 states in the Midwest and East, stretching from Maine, to Maryland, to Missouri, to Minnesota.  There are 17 national forests and one national tallgrass prairie in the Eastern Region. For more information, visit

The U.S. Forest Service manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation’s clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live. For more information, visit

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (Local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users).