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Work is underway on nearly $1 million worth of repairs to the historic stone bridge that witnessed the first shots of the first battle of the Civil War. Located within Manassas National Battlefield, the bridge will have its stone masonry repaired and the road surface repaved under an $817,000 contract.
A new U.S. Geological Survey study of a Hurricane Sandy-created opening between the ocean and Great South Bay at Fire Island National Seashore is one of the most detailed scientific examinations ever conducted of the early stages in the life of a barrier island breach.
Death Valley National Park's campgrounds are opening on a staggered schedule this fall due to repairs needed at some and until seasonal staff can report for the winter.
Two bodies were found Sunday in a remote area of Joshua Tree National Park in California. While the remains have yet to be identified, a couple vanished in the park back in July and hasn't been seen since.
When Yellowstone National Park officials added a parking area near Grand Prismatic Spring in the Midway Geyser Basin, they intended for it to be for passenger vehicles, not tour buses or RVs. Unfortunately, it appears the park lacks the staff to police those requirements, and motorists seem to lack an ability to read signs.
Due to concerns about low river flows impeding salmon migrations, Olympic National Park is closing the Quillayute, Dickey, and Hoh River mouths to fishing beginning Monday until further notice. This closure includes portions of each river within the boundaries of the park.

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