Trail Update from The NYS DEC – Bridge Repaired Along Trail

From the NYS DEC Facebook page:

A badly broken foot bridge spanning Lamphere Brook along the Northville Placid Trail was recently replaced. The 35’ bridge collapsed in 2016. Rot weakened the native log stringers causing the northern side of the bridge to break off the cribbing and fall into the stream. Hikers were required to walk around the impassable bridge and climb up the stream bank.

Working in coordination with New York State Police Aviation and local Forest Rangers the bridge material was transported by helicopter in Spring of 2018 to the remote stream crossing. A trail crew from the Adirondack Corps of the Student Conservation Association completed the bridge replacement in Fall 2018. The bridge was fully replaced using treated poles and lumber for strength and longevity.



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