May 312014
 
Needing a little more bridge ... over a deep water-filled ditch west of Dan Parker Road a short distance north of Rocky Hill Road.

Needing a little more bridge … over a deep water-filled ditch west of Dan Parker Road a short distance north of Rocky Hill Road.

Steve Legge, Paul Funch, Dave Minott, Jesse King, and Dave Burnham test the bridge they built in the NEFF Wharton Plantation

Steve Legge, Paul Funch, Dave Minott, Jesse King, and Dave Burnham test the bridge they built in the NEFF Wharton Plantation

Last Sunday afternoon, May 25, volunteer bridge builder Jesse King joined Trails Committee members Dave Burnham, Paul Funch, Steve Legge, Dave Minott, and Olin Lathrop to build a footbridge in the New England Forestry Foundation Wharton Plantation. This bridge now allows easy crossing of the deep water-filled ditch west of Dan Parker Road a short distance north of Rocky Hill Road.

The beavers have been busy raising the water level this spring after the bridge was planned. The west side of the bridge ends in a few inches of water. For now, we put the small trestle there someone had thrown across the ditch a year ago, so it is possible to cross all the way on reasonably solid footing without getting your feet wet.

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