Demolition of old railroad bridge scheduled to begin June 17 between Lovell and Cowley

June 10, 2019

Demolition of the old railroad bridge is scheduled to begin June 17 adjacent to US 310 between Lovell and Cowley.

"Demolition was delayed to allow a nesting owl on the old bridge to succeed. The young owlets have left the nest, so demolition can proceed next week," according to Wyoming Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Michael Miller of Basin. "Motorists should expect minor delays during demolition."

Miller said concrete pours are scheduled this week for the widening of the Shoshone River bridge between Lovell and Cowley.

The $11.7 million Sage Creek highway and bridge improvement project consists of road widening, bridge widening over the Shoshone River, replacement of the Sage Creek and railroad bridges, asphalt paving, and other work.
Prime contractor is S&S Builders LLC, of Gillette. Contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2019.
For information about WYDOT's work, contact WYDOT public relations specialist Cody Beers at (307) 431-1803.