August 2011, Pemi Wilderness Suspension Bridge Update

August 2011 - Pemigewasset Wilderness - Remnants of suspension bridge that once crossed the East Branch of Pemigewasset River along the Wilderness Trail at the Trestle 17 location (East Branch & Lincoln Railroad)in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The bridge was removed because of safety issues and these remains will be removed from the wilderness at a later date. Images from 08 - 2011. Ndew Hampshire's Pemi Wilderness is now closer to its natural state. Thank you Forest Service!
Pemigewasset Wilderness Suspension Bridge Site, Wilderness Trail (August 2011)
 

August 2011, Pemi Wilderness Suspension Bridge Removal Update – Since the last update in April 2011, a couple more volunteer groups supervised by Forest Service have ventured into the Pemigewasset Wilderness of New Hampshire to remove bridge debris from the 180 foot suspension bridge. Located along the Wilderness Trail, this bridge was dismantled in late 2009 because of safety issues and to date debris remains at the site.

Pemigewasset Wilderness - Remnants of suspension bridge that once crossed the East Branch of Pemigewasset River along the Wilderness Trail at the Trestle 17 location (East Branch & Lincoln Railroad)in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The bridge was removed because of safety issues and these remains will be removed from the wilderness at a later date. The Pemi is one step closer to being wild.
Pemigewasset Wilderness Suspension Bridge, Wilderness Trail – All That Remains 
 

Today, only some cable and large timber supports (above) remain, which more than likely will be cut into small pieces and hauled out by human powered sleds during the winter months. Removal of the debris has been slow, but it is happening regardless of what is being said.

 You can click here to view progress of the clean up. The handful of volunteer groups involved with this project has made a major difference and set a positive example for all by "doing something".

Happy image making..


 

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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