Yellowstone Seeks Comment on Isa Lake Bridge
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park is accepting more public comment through Oct. 1 on a proposal to reconstruct Isa Lake Bridge.
The bridge spans Isa Lake on a section of the road connecting West Thumb and Old Faithful.
The proposed project will bring the bridge up to current design standards, improve safety, increase vehicle load capacity and preserve the historic integrity of the bridge. Improvements will also be made to adjacent parking and pullout areas.
The original reconstruction plan called for the installation of a temporary bridge so that the road over the lake would remain open to visitor traffic.
However, under a new plan, the road would be closed for part of the construction in order to save time and money and reduce resource impacts.