Public Invited to Participate in Initial Scoping for Rock Creek Bridge Replacement
Contact: Kris Fister, (907) 683-9583
Denali National Park and Preserve intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment regarding the replacement of Rock Creek Bridge (MP 3.3) on the Denali Park Road. The bridge, which was constructed in the 1950s, is an essential link on the only road into Denali National Park. It currently has a very low weight limit, as the bridge was not designed for the type and quantity of traffic that it now receives. The bridge's 24-foot width, combined with its curved design, often results in westbound RV trailers and semis tracking into oncoming traffic in the eastbound lane. In addition, Federal Highway Administration evaluations have identified several potential structural weaknesses in design and seismic resistance.
Did You Know?
Denali is home to both black bears and grizzly (brown) bears. Black bears inhabit the forested areas of the park, while grizzly bears mainly live on the open tundra. Almost all bears seen by visitors along the Park Road are grizzlies.