106-year-old Meridian Bridge set for replacement.
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Gallatin County has hired Stahly Engineering to design and replace a one-lane truss bridge over the Jefferson River near Willow Creek. The new concrete bulb-tee beam bridge will replace the current bridge that is more than 100 years old and can’t accommodate large farm equipment, school buses or many emergency vehicles.
The new bridge will look different from the existing bridge but will have generally the same alignment so as not to alter the flow of the river. The bridge replacement project will also include straightening a hairpin turn that leads to the bridge to accommodate larger trucks, and the road on both sides of the bridge will have guardrails to prevent wrongful parking.