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EAST SIDE HIGHWAY DISTRICT

Serving Eastern Kootenai County since 1971.

Springston bridge Closure

Effective 1/28/2022
East Side Highway District has closed the Springston Bridge on Anderson Lake Road over the Coeur d'Alene River due to safety concerns following routine inspection and load rating analysis by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). The closure was received from ITD on January 28, and the bridge was closed immediately.

The bridge is located about two miles above the Highway 97 bridge at Harrison, and was historically used for access to the Russell & Pugh Lumber Mill and a train depot, both of which no longer exist. The bridge was built in 1955 and the timber portions of the structure have significantly deteriorated. We believe the center steel truss span was repurposed from a bridge near Payette, Idaho that was built in 1911. The District has begun the process of reviewing the future of the bridge. For now, we do hope to be able to keep it open to maintain pedestrian and bicycle traffic to the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes'.