Lakina Bridge Closed to Vehicles

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

The state has closed the Lakina Bridge on the McCarthy Road to vehicles. The D.O.T. says the structural integrity of the bridge, about 15 miles from McCarthy, is compromised, after a vehicle struck overhead bracing and a truss.  Pedestrians are being allowed across the damaged bridge, but the D.O.T. says parking is limited.  The state also advises people with reservations in McCarthy or Kennicott to arrange for pick up on the other side.

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