Rebuilding a Bridge in Harriman State Park

The new bridge supporting the volunteers who helped design and build it!

The new bridge supporting the volunteers who helped design and build it!

Marci Layton & Linda Moskin, maintainers along the 1779 trail in northern Harriman State Park, asked for new bridge over their trail section over the outlet stream from Turkey Hill Lake to replace the previous bridge that had been destroyed by a falling oak tree. Individuals from different trail crews and walks of life came together and invested a collective 250 volunteer hours over 10 separate days designing, preparing and installing the brand new bridge.  A great example of the cooperative and can-do spirit which the Trail Conference is proud of!

Marci and Linda, the 1779 Trail Maintainers who initiated the project

Marci and Linda, the 1779 Trail Maintainers who initiated the project

Special thanks to the Trail Conference’s West Hudson South Trail Crew for undertaking this project, the Trail Conference’s Long Distance Trails Crew (LDTC) for all their assistance, and to the Appalachian Mountain Club, which funded the materials (the 1779 trail is assigned to the NY-NJ Chapter of the AMC, under the regional supervision of Bob Fuller)

If you would like to be a part of exciting work projects with your local crews in this area, please contact the
West Hudson South Crew: http://nynjtc.org/content/west-hudson-south-trail-crew
And the Long Distance Trails Crew: http://nynjtc.org/content/long-distance-trails-crew

Original, Damaged Bridge

The original, damaged bridge before its removal

Volunteers working on the construction of the bridge

Volunteers working on the construction of the bridge

Volunteers working on the construction of the bridge

Volunteers working on the construction of the bridge

Watch some of the bridge building on YouTube | More photos of the bridge construction

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