The replacement of the Indian River Pedestrian Bridge through Sitka National Historical Park will be delayed until the spring or early summer of 2017. Original plans called for the removal of the bridge to begin Sept. 15, 2016. All project work has now been delayed until 2017.
During the installation of the water and salmon exclusion structures, issues were identified with the footings of the bridge that inhibit them from being reused for the new piers. These findings prevented the work in the river from being completed by the permitted July 15 date.
The bridge will remain in place and open until the construction resumes next year. Sitka National Historical Park will notify the public when more information becomes available.
For the most up-to-date information on the status of the project and bridge closures, please call the Sitka National Historical Park visitor center at 747-0110.