Hotel Creek Bridge Replacement
The National Park Service is proposing to remove two pedestrian trail bridges over Hotel Creek in the entrance area of Denali National Park, to construct with one higher trail bridge and to reroute trail connections. The purpose of the new bridge would be to enhance the visitor experience and remove structures that are interfering with natural processes. This new bridge is needed because both existing bridges capture waterflow on top of winter ice, creating a dam of ice by and on each bridge that does not melt until mid-June in most years. The ice causes the bridges to be unsafe for visitor use in May and June. The proposed bridge would be 100 feet long and be 12 feet above the creek level.
The public comment period is from August 18 to September 17, 2014. Please comment at this PEPC site, or email to the project contact.
Denali National Park and Preserve