Tongass engineers identify, close unsafe bridge on Tonka road 43501

Release Date: Sep 6, 2017   Ketchikan, Alaska

Contact(s): Paul Robbins Jr.


PETERSBURG, Alaska, Sept. 6, 2017–Forest Service System Road 43501 on the Tonka road system is closed to motor vehicles at milepost 0.513 due to an unsafe bridge. The road will be reopened when the structure is replaced.

“Engineers doing routine maintenance checks discovered the log stringers are failing,” said Petersburg District Ranger Dave Zimmerman. “The road currently has road closure signage and boulders placed across road.”

For more information contact the Petersburg Ranger District at 907-772-5995.

Tonka Road Bridge
Engineers doing routine maintenance checks discovered the log stringers are failing on Forest Service System Road 43501. The bridge is closed due to high risk to public safety.

Tonka Road Bridge Map

Forest Service System Road 43501 on the Tonka Road System is closed to motor vehicles at milepost 0.513 due to an unsafe bridge.

 

 

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