Ottawa National Forest announces two bridge replacement projects


IRONWOOD — The Ottawa National Forest announces two bridge replacement projects that will begin in August. These projects include replacement of the Bush Creek Bridge (located on the Iron River Ranger District) and the Jumbo River Bridge (located on the Kenton Ranger District).
Work on these bridge replacements will necessitate road closures for the duration of the project. Work will include pile driving, old bridge removal, and installation of new bridges. Any paving required to the bridge approach will be done as weather permits.
The Bush Creek bridge replacement will necessitate the closure of a small portion of Forest Road (FR) 3350 east of Forest Highway (FH 16). The road closure will have signs and alternate routes identified on FR 3320.
The portion of FR 3350 which crosses Bush Creek was closed as of Aug. 3. It is expected that this road will be re-opened by the end of September.
The Jumbo River bridge replacement will require a section of FR 3610 west of FH 16 and north of FR 3614 be closed beginning Aug. 20. Signage will be placed in advance of the closure.
Work is expected to be completed by the first part of October.
To receive updated information on road conditions, contact your local Forest Service office.