Fishing Access Site

Interstate Engineering was selected by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to provide design and construction engineering services for the Black Bridge Fishing Access Site Project on the Yellowstone River in Glendive, Montana.

The project consisted of construction of a new 12-foot wide gravel access road, three separate parking areas for truck-trailer parking, a 104-foot concrete boat ramp, vault latrine and fencing.  The project also included reclamation of an existing access road.  The new access road incorporated a more sinuous alignment through the trees to discourage high rates of speed in this area which is popular with pedestrians.

Interstate also provided the property survey for easements through other public and private land which the access road passed through.  The access road also crosses a flood control levee.  Construction of an access road across the levee required approval from the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The location of the project is within the 100-year flood plain.  The Department of Natural Resources Conservation Service required that a flood impact study be performed.  Interstate provided this study which determined that there was no significant impact on the flood level with this project.