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June 5 ceremony officially opens new Manning Crevice Bridge

Center, Riggins Mayor Glenna McClure cuts the ribbon at last Tuesday’s June 5 ceremony, marking the official opening of the new Manning Crevice Bridge.

Credit: Salmon River Chamber of Commerce
Center, Riggins Mayor Glenna McClure cuts the ribbon at last Tuesday’s June 5 ceremony, marking the official opening of the new Manning Crevice Bridge.



— Approximately 90 people attended last Tuesday’s June 5 ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Manning Crevice Bridge, attended by the public, project contractors, and representatives from the City of Riggins, Forest Service, Federal Highways Administration, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management.

One of seven in the world of this type of structure, the new suspension bridge spans more than 300 feet and includes a 75-foot-tall steel tower on the north end. It is located 14 miles east of Riggins on the Main Salmon River Road. This replaces the previous bridge constructed in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, a portion of which is on display at Riggins City Park.

The new bridge is open for public travel. Interpretive signs at the site of the new bridge explain the history of the original CCC bridge and the surrounding area.



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