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Unsafe bridge on Tonka Road

 

September 7, 2017

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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 according to a USFS release dated Sept. 6.

"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." A star on the accompanying map shows the location of the bridge closure. For more information contact the Petersburg Ranger District at 907-772-5995.



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