New Bridge. New Obstacles!!!

The new skinny bridge

New Bridge. New Obstacles!!!

The new skinny bridge

Replacing the bridges on the lower part of the Red Trail has been an on-going process for about a year. Each time we have replaced or removed a bridge, we tried to make the trail a little more interesting. On Aug 7, about 15 BUMP volunteers made a significant change to the bridge right before you reach the BMX track. This bridge had a history of washing out and the area was showing signs of bad erosion. In keeping with out Build, Preserve, Ride, Maintain mission, we not only re-routed the trail to a new, better draining location, but went one step further and created something not seen on the Red Trail — an option for an easy path or, for the more daring a path with big obstacles and a very skinny bridge. The bridge is sixteen inches wide and sure to keep you on your toes as you attempt to cross the 12 foot span. Another new feature is a large log crossing preceeded by a short split log to build your skills up. Thanks to all who came out and made a much needed improvement to an ever improving trail at Oak Mountain.

 

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