The Old Faithful bridge work that closed down the southbound overpass and caused officials to reroute traffic is now expected to run through late October.
The bridge was closed in late July after an inspection found structural issues. While no facilities or services in the Old Faithful area are closed (save the normal season closings), access to and from will take longer than normal, so the National Park Service is advising that if you are not traveling directly to Old Faithful, consider alternate routes due to delays throughout the area. In other words, expect detours and delays at Old Faithful until further notice, as Old Faithful bridge work continues, weather permitting.
The closure allows crews full access to the entire deck surface and approach lanes. This work includes deck repairs, new approach slabs, new curbing, girder repairs, railing improvements, and the removal and replacement of deck drains.
Photo of Old Faithful Overpass Bridge construction by Bob Kammel, courtesy National Park Service.
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