Hatcher Pass bridge closed to vehicles


by Your Alaska Link News Team

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Hatcher Pass bridge closed to vehicles
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska transportation officials say the Archangel Creek Bridge at Hatcher Pass is closed indefinitely to vehicles after a recent inspection showed the structure is no longer structurally sound for traffic.

Officials say the closure of the bridge is effective immediately. It will be closed until it can be repaired or replaced.

The bridge remains open to pedestrian access.

The area, which is within the Hatcher Pass management area, is heavily used during summer.

Officials say the bridge closure will prevent motorists from parking at the Reed Lakes trailhead.

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