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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Bridge relocation project nears completion

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SPEARFISH, SD – As the City completes the bridge relocation in the Salem Park area, the rec path routes will be impacted. 

As a part of this project, there will be some work in and around Spearfish Creek, including bank stabilization and the removal of rocks north of Dower’s Hole, a popular swimming hole.

The public should be aware that Dower’s Hole is not being shut down or filled in; access to it may be restricted while bank stabilization and deconstruction of the former bridge abutments in the area take place. 

Dower’s Hole will remain a favorite, naturally-occurring swimming locale, and the City asks for everyone’s help in ensuring that future generations may continue to enjoy the location by not building rock dams or levies in Spearfish Creek, which can affect bank erosion and floodplain management.

The project is expected to be completed by mid-July. 

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Photo courtesy City of Spearfish

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