Water and debris caused significant damage to the Sevenmile Bridge. The Sevenmile Bridge is now unstable and unsafe for any traffic. The Sevenmile Bridge is located adjacent to the Sevenmile Guard Station.
The road closure is roughly 25 miles northwest of Klamath Falls, on the Klamath Ranger District. Forest Service Road 3100 will be closed between its intersections with Forest Service Road 3134 and Forest Service Road 3200. The Sevenmile Bridge is also closed.
The road closure will remain in place until a temporary bridge is built. A temporary bridge is expected to be in place by spring 2016. A date for a permanent bridge has not been set.
If visitors are traveling on Nicholson Road, a detour is available by traveling south on Hackler Road, west on Sevenmile Road, and then north on Forest Service Road 3100. If visitors are traveling from Forest Road 34, a detour is available by traveling north on Forest Road 3100. Forest Service Road 34 is also known as Westside Road.
Public safety will be improved by replacing the existing bridge.