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Lakina River Bridge—Open to Limited Loads and Hours of Operation

Lakina River Bridge—Open to Limited Loads and Hours of Operation

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – The Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) worked through the night to complete temporary repairs to the Lakina River Bridge, milepost 44.3 of the McCarthy Road.  The repairs improved the structural integrity of the bridge, but the bridge is still unable to accommodate heavy loads. 

  • Load limit on the Lakina River Bridge is a maximum of 6,000 pounds.

    • Most passenger cars and light duty pick-up trucks are less than 6,000 pounds.

    • The weight of a vehicle is listed on the vehicle registration and inside the driver side door.

  • Hours of operation today, Thursday, July 29, are 1:00pm-7:00pm.

  • Hours of operation starting Friday, July 30, are 7:00am-7:00pm.

· DOT&PF employees will be stationed at the bridge during hours of operation to monitor the size of loads crossing the bridge. 

The bridge is open to pedestrian traffic.  The Lakina Bridge is approximately 15 miles from McCarthy.

The Lakina River Bridge was damaged earlier this week when a vehicle crossing the bridge hit an overhead truss member, damaging the structural integrity of the bridge. 

Restrictions are in place until further repairs are completed. 


For updates visit 511 or Alaska.gov or call 511.

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