- Associated Press - Monday, August 4, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A section of Fall Creek Road in the Bridger-Teton National Forest south of Jackson will be closed for about 60 days so a bridge can be replaced.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Monday (http://tinyurl.com/meqvu78) the bridge is about three miles north of U.S. 89. The work is scheduled to start Aug. 14.

Some drivers use Fish Creek Road as a shortcut to Wilson or to avoid Hoback Junction south of Jackson, where major routes converge from the southeast and southwest.

It’s also a sightseeing route.

The National Forest Service says the existing bridge was built in 1955, and its wooden deck and abutments are deteriorating.

Officials say the new concrete bridge will be wider and will improve water flow and fish habitat.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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