A U.S. wilderness area prohibits road-building and other forms of development. Are bridges on hiking trail permitted, or are all river crossings in wilderness areas necessarily unbridged?

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Yes, there are bridges in wilderness areas, this one was in the Wind River Range for example.

On there other hand, there are restrictions on the tools used in a wilderness area such as not allowing power tools such as chainsaws.

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    Impressed by trail crews for maintaining bridges and trails without power tools!
    – gerrit
    Feb 5, 2020 at 21:46

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