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Forest Service Removes Unsafe Mill Creek Foot Bridge

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The Mill Creek foot bridge. (Bitterroot National Forest photo)
Snowpack this winter left the Mill Creek foot bridge twisted and leaning toward the creek, so it has been removed.

Tod McKay of the Bitterroot National Forest said that the log bridge was unstable, “…so much so, that anyone trying to cross it may end up in the fast-moving water below.” In a news release, McKay said the 15-year-old bridge, which also had rotten sections, was removed Tuesday.

The bridge, which was about a mile from the trailhead, will be replaced later this summer.

Until that happens, the forest officials are recommending the Cow Creek Trail near Pinesdale as an alternative route to Mill Creek. Hikers can park at the gate and walk up the road to access the trail. For more information, call the Stevensville Ranger District at (406) 777-5461.

McKay said that high water season has started on the streams in the Bitterroot National Forest, with all reportedly running fast and high.

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