An updated message from CVATC Trailmaster Craig Dunn:
The National Park Service has given approval to construct a small wooden foot bridge and an A.T. detour several hundred yards long, inorder to close and bypass the deteriorated 40 foot long trail bridge approximately 600 yards north of the Scott Farm Trail Work Center. The small bridge will be constructed approximately 100 yards upstream across the small Condoguinet tributary now crossed by the 40' bridge.
Weather permitting, the 19' 10" bridge and trail detour will be constructed on the weekend of July 15th and 16th. Current plans are to meet on Saturday, July 15th, at the Scott Farm Trail Work Center, 301 Bernheisel Bridge Road, Carlisle by 9:00 a.m. Many volunteers are needed to move the bridge materials to the construction site, clear the trail detour route, prepare the bridge base on each bank and assemble the bridge.
Without weather interuptions, the complete project may continue until mid to late afternoon on Saturday. Poor weather might delay completion until Sunday afternoon or later. Volunteers may attend for the usual group maintenance trip duration of several hours on Saturday morning, help for several hours in the afternoon, or participate all day.
Volunteers interested in attending are requested to RSVP by email to email@example.com or call 717-761-7723.
Additional event information will be sent the week of Monday, July 10th.
Hope you can join us.
In the meantime, it is necessary to construct the short bridge and trail detour, in order to close the deteriorated 40' bridge to hiker use. Some cutting and pre-drilling of lumber for the small bridge will probably be done shortly before July 15th, by club members available on weekdays. However, many volunteers will be needed on Saturday, 7/15, to clear the detour trail, prepare the base for the bridge stringers on each stream bank and to move the bridge parts to the site for assembly. The work on Saturday will likely continue into the afternoon, so volunteers are welcome to come for the usual several hours in the morning, several hours in the afternoon or participate all day, as needed.
More details will be announced closer to July 15th. Please watch for updates.