The city has blocked off the meadow portion of the Kaxdegoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail after a broken oxbow has caused erosion along the Mendenhall River. The river cut through the meander bend just north of the Brotherhood Bridge last this summer. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The city has blocked off the meadow portion of the Kaxdegoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail after a broken oxbow has caused erosion along the Mendenhall River. The river cut through the meander bend just north of the Brotherhood Bridge last this summer. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

How a breakthrough in the Mendenhall River changes erosion near Brotherhood Bridge

A shortcut through a river bend has broken through, changing a landscape’s future

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