Black Bear Trail Bridge
Flathead National Forest
Rehabilitation of a cable suspension trail bridge over the South Fork of the Flathead River on the Flathead National Forest. Project included improvements to approaches, repair of the existing concrete pedestals, corrosion protection on the steel cables, replacement of miscellaneous timber deck members and replacement of timber tower members. All tower materials and supplies had to be packed in 14 miles to the job site by mule train. Battle Ridge Builders worked closely with the Forest Service and the Packer to deliver a final product that was very labor intensive for both the crew and animals.
Owner: USDA Forest Service
Prime Contractor: Battle Ridge Builders