May 18, 2007
Gov. Brian Schweitzer recently signed off on Missoula County’s amended proposal to the state Natural Resource Damage (NRD) Program to develop a hybrid bridge over the Blackfoot River in the Bonner-Milltown area.
The bridge was originally approved by the state in December 2006 but in the months since, the Montana Department of Transportation has decided to replace the Highway 200 Bridge in Milltown and its preliminary design includes a five-foot pedestrian walkway, prompting the NRD program to reconsider the project. In addition, the county submitted a revised design that incorporated historic elements from the existing bridge, which dates back to the early 1920s. Read more about it in the Missoulian here and here.