Bridge Closed

Contact(s): Leona Rodreick, Molly Ryan

The Wisdom Ranger District has closed the bridge on Forest Road #7410 that leads from the Maiden Rock area to the Canyon Creek/Glendale area due to an unsafe bridge crossing.  “The bridge has a rotted decayed deck that is unsafe for any vehicle to cross,” said Wisdom District Ranger Molly Ryan. “We want our visitors to have a safe enjoyable experience when visiting the area and due to the condition of this bridge we will be temporarily closing the bridge.”

Forest engineers plan to replace the bridge with a safer temporary bridge in August after threats from flooding and high water have reduced and allows for crews to safely access the bridge. Recommended alternative routes for travel in this area are to travel along the Trapper Creek road from Melrose to the Canyon Creek road, Forest Road 187.

For more information, contact the Forest Service in Wisdom at (406) 689-3243, or in Wise River at (406 832-3178.