Event Notice: Historic Swan River Bridge Informational Meeting in Bigfork, April 12, 2016

Bigfork's Swan River Bridge at Christmastime

Bigfork’s Swan River Bridge at Christmastime

By Catherine Haug, March 31, 2016 (Photo, right, by C. Haug)

The following information is from Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and  Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson (KLJ) who represent Flathead County.

  • What: Open house and informational meeting, to assist with a feasibility study of the Swan River Bridge (the historical 1912 steel truss bridge near the power plant and Sliter Park in Bigfork). The bridge is aging and has been found structurally deficient; meaning the bridge will not continue its current usage without improvements in the near future.
  • When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016; presentation at 5:30 PM; open house from 5 – 8 PM
  • Where: Bigfork Elementary School at 600 Commerce St in Bigfork [the invitation did not indicate which room].
  • Who: all Bigfork residents, home and business owners are invited to attend.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may provide your comments by either of two methods, by May 12, 2016. Read on for this and for contact information.

Two ways to provide comments, if you cannot attend the meeting:

  • postal mail: Ed Toavs, Missoula District Administrator, PO Box 7039, Missoula, MT 59807-7039
  • online at: www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

For more information, contact either of the following:

  • Wade Halyards ofMDT (406) 444-0451
  • Kathy Harris of Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson (KLJ), (406) 449-7764

If you require an accommodation for disability(s) in order to participate in this public meeting, contact Jan NEsset, (406) 556-4707 no later than 12 PM/noon on April 8, 2016.

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