By Griffen Smith
of the Pathfinder 

County closes Boy Scout Bridge indefinitely


November 16, 2023


A beam on the bottom of Boy Scout Bridge

Missoula County announced Nov. 15 that the Boy Scout Road bridge will be closed indefinitely because of structural concerns.

The Montana Department of Transportation had already limited traffic on the bridge to three tons in August after a complaint by a nearby resident. After state-contracted engineers looked at the bridge in September, the state made the final decision that the bridge is not safe for traffic.

The announcement came more than two weeks after the original timeline for the project, the Pathfinder previously reported. To replace the bridge, Missoula County estimated it needs...

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