News Release

UPDATE: Expect detours and delays in Yellowstone at Old Faithful

Construction work being done on bridge
Old Faithful Overpass Bridge construction

NPS/Bob Kammel

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News Release Date: September 10, 2020

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • The Old Faithful Overpass Bridge remains closed as repair work continues. The closure allows crews full access to the entire deck surface and approach lanes. This work includes deck repairs, new approach slabs, new curbing, girder repairs, railing improvements, and the removal and replacement of deck drains.
  • The projected completion date (weather permitting) is late October 2020.
  • Travelers can access Old Faithful and the Upper Geyser Basin, lodges, stores, the clinic, and gas station.
  • Expect detours and delays. If you are not traveling directly to Old Faithful, consider alternate routes due to delays throughout the area.
  • Road conditions can quickly change in Yellowstone. Find current road status on the park website and by calling (307) 344-2117. To receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone, text "82190" to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).
Background
 
  • The overpass was closed on July 22 due to safety concerns for the National Park Service to evaluate the condition of the bridge.
  • Traffic was routed around the overpass bridge.
  • Read the July 22 news release for details.



Last updated: September 10, 2020

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