Work has begun on a new Gold Fork River Bridge on Idaho 55 south of Donnelly. The new bridge is expected to open in fall, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.
ITD is first building a temporary bridge to enable traffic to continue uninterrupted through the project. There will be occasional lane closures with flaggers directing traffic during the course of the entire project.
The current bridge dates from 1951 and has outlived its design life, ITD spokeswoman Jennifer Gonzalez said.
The new bridge will have wider 12-foot lanes and 10-foot shoulders.
Concrete Placing Company of Boise is the design-build team for the $3.2 million project.