Fort Larned to Replace Failing Roadway Bridge
Contact: Kevin McMurry, 620-285-6911
Environmental Assessment Available for Comment
The National Park Service is making available for public review an Environmental Assessment (EA) for construction of a new pedestrian bridge and parking facilities to replace a failing roadway bridge at Fort Larned National Historic Site.
The National Park Service is considering demolition of the severely deteriorated 300-foot-long bridge across the
The existing roadway bridge is no longer able to meet its designed purpose and is an intrusion on the visitor experience at the fort. The Federal Highway Administration has recommended major renovation or replacement of the existing bridge and has reduced its capacity from 40 tons to 10 tons. The new pedestrian bridge would improve safety by eliminating vehicle and pedestrian conflicts. The new pedestrian bridge also would help to restore the 1870's atmosphere of the fort, providing visitors an improved historic experience.
Comments should be submitted online beginning December 29, 2011 by visiting http://parkplanning.nps.gov, the website for the NPS's Planning Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) system. Comments also may be sent to the address below.The comment period will end January 29, 2012.
1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550
Commentors should be aware that their entire comment – including personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While commentors can ask that their personal identifying information be withheld from public review, the National Park Service cannot guarantee that this will be possible.
If you have questions about the project or would like more information, please contact Superintendent, Kevin McMurry at the above address, by phone at 620-285-6911 or email at email@example.com.
Did You Know?
Fort Larned's restored 1870's army ambulance was frequently used by officers for transport. The fifth-wheel design and extra springs gave it a much smoother ride than most wagons.