At their meeting on Tuesday, the Johnson County Commissioners discussed a letter received from the Wyoming Department of Transportation referencing a number of bridges in the county that have “unspecified foundation types.”
The bridges may be at risk during high water flows, according to WYDOT.
Commission Chair Smokey Wildeman read the letter to enter it into the meeting's minutes.
According to the letter, the Federal Highway Administration requires bridge owners to develop and implement plans of action to monitor bridges with unknown foundations until properly designed countermeasures are installed to protect the bridge foundations or until the bridge is replaced.
Wildeman explained that the plan of action must be completed and returned to WYDOT before March 1st.
According to WYDOT's letter, failure to complete the plans could result in the suspension of Federal-aid project approvals and funds for the county.
Road and Bridge will be working on the plan of action and they expect to complete it soon.
Bridges named in the plan:
County Road 11A over Rock Creek;
CR 78 over Red Wall Draw;
CR 135 over Dry Fork Powder River;
CR204A over Crazy Woman Creek;
CR 252 over Clear Creek;
CR 1 over Rock Creek; CR 212 over French Creek;
(2) at CR 14 over North Fork Crazy Woman Creek;
CR 43 over Crazy Woman Creek;
and CR 252 over Dead Horse Creek.