Maclay Bridge Alliance (MBA), a group of concerned citizens, advocates for the preservation and rehabilitation of the historic Maclay Bridge. MBA has operated since 2011 based on membership opposition to a new South Avenue Bridge being pushed forward by the Missoula County Commissioners (BCC). This community opposition is due, in part, to the huge cost of the project, increased traffic and new safety hazards it would introduce, lack of compelling reasons why a new bridge is needed, and many other factors discussed throughout this website. MBA initially formed as an ad hoc group, but it continues to function with contributions and pledges by our membership, now over 200 strong.
MBA is a non-profit Montana corporation.
1. To help the public become accurately informed about plans for Maclay Bridge.
2. To encourage transparency in local government decision-making regarding the Maclay Bridge.
3. To project the impact of this project on all of the Target Range area from Reserve Street to Big Flat, O'Brien Creek, and Blue Mountain.
4. To become a source for accurate, reasonable, and logical information based on facts, knowledge, and experience.
Membership is open to anyone who supports our Mission Statement and is concerned about the future of Maclay Bridge, the Target Range Area, and the Bitterroot River.
If you would like to join MBA and promote our Mission Statement goals and/or donate, please sign up online here.
Save Maclay Bridge posters, yard signs, bumper stickers are available by calling (406) 728-5302.
New information is also posted on our Facebook Page.
Mission Statement supporters include (partial list):
Sharon and Mike Sterbis
MT Representative Willis Curdy
MT Senator Diane Sands
James L. O'Reilly
Sheila and Mike Houck
A. Lloyd Hansen
Dawn L. Matulevich Kato
|Julianna Engh Peters
LeRoy J. Hofferber