New Fremont Creek bridge planned

PINEDALE – Bridger-Teton National Forest officials will be reconstructing the Fremont Crossing Trail Bridge next month, which will likely cause temporary disruptions.

The bridge is along the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail and overlays the Highline Trail No. 7094. It’s at 10,500-feet elevation and is roughly 13 miles north of the Pole Creek Trailhead. Bridge reconstruction is planned to last from Aug. 3 through Sept. 2. It’s currently 80-feet long and spans Fremont Creek with prefabricated steel trusses and two precast concrete grade beams with one center concrete pier within Fremont Creek. This new bridge construction will be a steel-truss bridge with wood decking and without a pier in the creek.

Forest Service officials granted the contract to a company that will create a temporary bridge during the construction period to enable crossing Fremont Creek. However, stock users will have to ford the creek due to limitations of the temporary bridge.

This project was funded as part of the Great American Outdoors Act.