By Roger Dey

New bridge on Poorman Creek to help fish, road maintenance


Last updated 7/28/2021 at 11:46am

Roger Dey

Workers with Prince Contracting of Stevensville grout the seams of the new bridge on Stemple Pass Road near McClellan Gulch July 22. Work on the bridge has been ongoing for about three weeks. A temporary bridge is in place to detour traffic around the construction. Bridge abutments went in July 19, with the beams set July 21. By Monday, July 24, work was underway to build the road up to the new bridge deck.

Work on a new bridge over Poorman creek, just below McClellan Gulch is well underway, with the project projected to be complete by about the second week of August.

The new bridge replaces a culvert that proved to be undersized during high water and that hampered the migration of native bull trout and cutthroat trout that make their way up Poorman Creek from the Blackfoot River. The new bridge s...

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