Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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Active Project - Bonner Bridges Project

Bonner Bridges Project

Project Overview

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At the end of 2019, the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) completed the reconstruction of the Interstate 90 bridges crossing the Blackfoot River. However, the piers at the Bonner Bridges site were not removed due to additional costs that would be incurred. These costs include the maintenance costs for another bridge in the Blackfoot river that would be required if the piers were removed.

Since completing bridge stabilization on the Bonner Bridges in 2019, MDT has continued to seek opportunities and funding to remove the piers.

At this time, as of December 2020, the Montana Department of Transportation is in conversation with numerous stakeholders in order to determine the best possible solution for pier removal moving forward. MDT’s primary factors when considering solutions are safety, efficiency and environmental sensitivity.

The general public and media will be updated as soon as more information is available.

Please call 406-207-4484 or email Becca at with any questions or to sign up for project updates.

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Hotline: Call 406-207-4484 during business hours.

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