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By Krista Fahlgren
PCN Editor 

Old Milk River Bridge at Trafton Park may see new life on trails


September 30, 2020

The old Milk River Bridge near Trafton Park was discussed at last week's Malta City Council Meeting as Malta's Fallon Handly and Laura Pankratz work to incorporate the old brindge into the Malta Trails walking system. Photo by Krista Fahlgren.

Fallon Handley was celebrating her wedding anniversary in Fort Benton when she got the idea.

"I fell in love with their repurposed pedestrian bridge, and I wanted to help create something like that in our community," she said.

"I've always liked the bridge at Trafton since I moved back and started using the (MaltaTrails) trails," she said. The bridge, which serves as the trailhead for the Trafton Trail, has long been impassable. The decking was removed years ago and only the impressive steel structure remains. So, Handley got down to business.

"The first step is to get the ownership of the...

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