Contract awarded for Neva Lake Bridge at Excursion Inlet
JUNEAU, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2017 – The Tongass National Forest recently awarded the contract for replacing the Neva Lake Bridge over South Creek on the Juneau Ranger District to Rock-N-Road Construction Inc. of Petersburg, Alaska.
The existing timber bridge was closed to all vehicle traffic in July of 2016. The bridge was deemed unsafe because of main support beam failure. It will be replaced by a government provided prefabricated steel truss. The bridge is located on National Forest System (NFS) Road 8552, Mile Post 1.5 at Excursion Inlet.
The project will be paid for with a combination of Haines Borough ($270,000), Secure Rural Schools Act ($50,000), and the Forest Service Capital Improvement and Maintenance funding. The Forest Service anticipates transferring ownership of the bridge to the Haines Borough after the project is completed.
For more information, contact Juneau District Ranger Brad Orr at 907-789-6244.