A bridge not far enough

BOCCC, USFS discuss impact on logging projects due to bridge weight restrictions


March 10, 2021

Joshua Wood

County Road 504 was presented as an alternative for logging routes to the BOCCC on March 2, an alternative that saw no support.

Should the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) invest in upgrading a bridge on Wyoming Highway 130 or should the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) spend more than $1 million upgrading Carbon County Road 504?

That was the question raised during the March 2 meeting of the county commissioners in discussion with representatives from the United States Forest Service (USFS). Historically, Highway 130 has been the main thoroughfare for logging trucks transporting timber to the Saratoga lumber mill. 

As the USFS approves more timber sales in the Medicine Bow National Forest, h...

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