Temporary bridge open on US 85 in Lusk

July 30, 2015

A temporary bridge is now open and carrying traffic on US 85 over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Lusk.

The bridge is carrying two-way, legal-load traffic with a speed limit of 20 mph. Any traffic that has an oversize or overweight permit must use WYO 270 through Manville and Lance Creek to bypass Lusk.

There is no pedestrian access across the bridge.

WYDOT crews from around the state assembled the temporary 200-foot span needed to replace the highway bridge that collapsed due to flooding on June 4.