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Forest Service Update: Windy Cut Bridge Re-Opens

Lassen National Forest officials have announced that the Windy Cut Bridge has been reopened to vehicular use, following the completion of repairs.

Located on the Forest’s Almanor Ranger District, the 59-foot-long bridge is composed of two steel girders with a timber deck and rail.

The Windy Cut Bridge was closed in November of 2016 after Forest engineers discovered during an inspection that a concrete seat had deteriorated to the extent that the girder was not safely supported.

To restore proper function of the bridge, the concrete seat was reinforced, a support beam was replaced and the approach on the north end of the bridge was repaired.

Most easily accessed from Highway 32 just west of the Deer Creek Trailhead, the Windy Cut Bridge crosses Deer Creek on National Forest System Road 27N08, which connects to Ponderosa Way (NFS road 28N29).

Forest visitors use the bridge to access the Black Rock Campground near Mill Creek and to hunt, fish, and cut wood.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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