Originally Posted by Paco
I've been doing a little digging, but need help to do some more. I was at the County offices today, but didn't know exactly what to look for/where to look.
Any Glenwood Springers have time to spend a few minutes at the Garfield County clerk/tax assessor. We need to know how wide the right of way is at the bridge. If anyone has time, I can PM you relevant tax lot numbers.
You may need to contact the Garfield Cty road maintainence guy, county mgr or elsewhere to find out where the survey is, if there is one at all. You need to have the legal survey and/or the legal "metes and bounds" text description. Possible there is neither.
For non-legal, take a pic of the fence along the road and the bridge corner where it abuts the bridge (post the pic here so all can see). Probably 15' away from road on each side as the road itself is probably 30', thus 60' ROW.
Contact county commissioners office to check out the width and, while you're at it, ask them to put an "Access Point" sign there (all other public ROW county bridges, too) as well as a simple, inexpensive gate thru the abutted fence or walkover steps that works for boats and people.
Actually, this should be done in all counties to improve access to/from rivers.
Also, Google "Montana 2009 HB 190 Public Bridge Access Bill" which is now MT law. They've done this at bridges all over MT. I've got the MT Dept of Fish and Wildlife Guidelines for this. PM me if you'd like that info.
Let us know what you find out.