Current condition of the Lewis River Bridge. Photo: NPS // Jacob W. Frank

JACKSON, Wyo. — Thanks to the Great American Outdoors Act, the Lewis River Bridge ten miles north of Yellowstone National Park’s (YNP) South Entrance will be replaced in the coming future.

According to the park service, hundreds of thousands of vehicles travel across the 604-linear-foot bridge every year, so it has seen its fair share of use since its original construction in 1960.

“Based on recent assessments of the bridge, a total replacement was determined to be the best course of action to address the widespread deterioration,” YNP said. “This will reduce maintenance costs in the future and provide safer conditions for the public and employees traveling to and from the South Entrance for many years to come.”

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Jacob Gore was born and raised in Cheyenne, the capital city of Wyoming. As a proud Wyomingite, he loves to share his home with visitors from around the world. Spending years in Jackson and Alaska as an interpretive nature guide, he remains a photographer, traveler, storyteller, and avid hobbyist of all-things outdoors. Jacob enjoys bridging the connection between Jackson and the rest of the state.