(Yellowstone) - Today, Yellowstone National Park released the options to address the Bighorn Trail Bridge over the Gallatin River. According to a release issued by the Park, this project would provide better accessibility to visitors, address safety issues in the area, and improve the visitor experience. In September 2014, trail crews removed a footbridge crossing the Gallatin River that had deteriorated to a dangerous condition. Four options are being considered in the plan: - The bridge would not be replaced. The crossing would be a river ford. - The bridge would not be replaced but a new trail would be constructed along the route of a social trail to the bridge on the Fawn Pass Trail. - A new bridge would be constructed in the location of the old bridge. - A new bridge would be constructed and the social trail between Bighorn Pass and Fawn Pass trails would be formalized. The public can view the plan and provide comments here
. The park will be taking comments
until February 3, 2015.
*Feature Photo: Gallatin River in Yellowstone National Park/ h/t Creative
Commons / Pitchengine Communities*