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[pct-l] PCT Bridge: Middle Fork of the Feather River
- Subject: [pct-l] PCT Bridge: Middle Fork of the Feather River
- Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 17:09:21 EST
For those of you who happened to be browsing through your PCT Guide for
California instead of debating politics, did you notice the picture on page
377 (Section M)? According to the text, this is "the largest equestrian
bridge on the entire PCT."
"Just how large is it?", you ask. Well, I wondered too last August when I
crossed that bridge during my summer section hiking with friends, so I asked
the PCTA. The PCTA asked the Forest Service and this is the information they
provided about "THE Bridge."
<< This particular structure is a steel beam arched bridge, 184 ft. long,
with a wooden deck surface, constructed in the late 1970's. We replaced the
deck last month and it should be in good shape for many years to come. The
bridge is suitable as an equestrian crossing although riders are asked to
dismount before proceeding across. The middle Fork of the Feather is in a
wild and scenic area, excluding mechanized equipment use and the bridge
location is in a very pristine setting.
Thanks for your interest
Tim D... - Forest Trails Mgr. >>
Now wasn't this more interesting than rehashing those ballots?
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