Work to Start on Thompson Park Railroad Trestle

Contact(s): Leona Rodreick, Jocelyn Dodge

The Butte Ranger District and volunteers from AmeriCorps St. Louis will be working to install running planks on the Milwaukee Railroad trestle over the weekend and early next week. 

The Milwaukee Railroad trestle is located in Thompson Park and is part of a 25-mile non-motorized trail system managed by the Forest Service and City-County of Butte-Silver Bow.  Crews will be installing running planks on a portion of the trestle to provide a smoother running and biking surface for trail users.  The planks were funded through a Recreation Trails Program grant administered by the Montana State Trails Program which receives its funding from the Federal Highway Trust Fund. 

During the installation of the running planks full-size vehicles will use the Milwaukee Railroad to access the trestle from Sagebrush Flats and park near the trestle beginning Friday, August 3 and continuing through early next week.  Trails users should be aware of the vehicles and workers on the Milwaukee Railroad trail in the morning and late afternoon. The trestle will remain open to the public during this time.

For more information contact the Butte Ranger District at (406) 494-2147.