Anchor River Bridge to be closed for repairs

Anchor River Bridge to be closed for repairs

The Anchor River Bridge, or Bridge No. 910, will be closed starting next Monday for repairs to the bridge abutment.

In a press release, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced the Old Sterling Highway will be closed between the Anchor Point Road and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Waste Transfer site from 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

The exact date of the closure may vary due to changes in weather and other conditions.

Wood timbers that hold up the abutment, or approaches to the old steel bridge, have rotted. Crews will replace the timbers with concrete support. Ultimately the bridge will need replacing, DOT officials have said. Motorists can access the Anchor Point Road from the Old Sterling Highway, about a 10-mile detour from Anchor Point.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities apologizes for any inconvenience, and thanked people for their patience, the press release stated.

For more information, call during regular business hours the Homer office at 235-5218 and district headquarters at 907-262-2199.

Anchor River Bridge to be closed for repairs

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