Wilderness Trail Bridge


The 180 foot long suspension bridge, built 1959-1960, along the Wilderness Trail, in the New Hampshire Pemigewasset Wilderness was dismantled in late 2009. To this day the Pemigewasset Wilderness bridge removal project causes heated debates among hikers. The reality is Forest Service stayed true to protecting New Hampshire’s few designated wilderness areas from human impact. This work shows the site before and after the bridge was removed.


November 2013, Pemi Wilderness Suspension Bridge Update

Pemigewasset Wilderness Bridge Removal
November 2013, Pemi Wilderness Suspension Bridge Removal Update - The remaining debris from the Pemi Wilderness suspension bridge removal project, along the East Branch of the Pemi, in the New Hampshire White Mountains appears to have been removed out of the designated wilderness area. The debris is now outside of the wilderness boundary along the Pemi East Side Trail. However, some debris does remain at the Black Brook bridge site, which was also removed during this project ...

December 2011, Pemi Wilderness Steel Bridge Update

Pemi Wilderness - Steel Bridge Update
December 2011, Pemi Wilderness Steel Bridge Removal Update - Along with the removal of the suspension bridge that crossed the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River along the Wilderness Trail in the Pemigewasset Wilderness, New Hampshire, a steel beam footbridge along the Wilderness Trail that crossed Black Brook was also removed ...

August 2011, Pemi Wilderness Suspension Bridge Update

Pemi Wilderness- Suspension Bridge Update
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 ...

April 2011, Pemi Wilderness Suspension Bridge Update

Pemigewasset Wilderness -White Mountains, NH
April 2011, Pemi Wilderness Suspension Bridge Removal Update - The Plymouth State College Adventure Education Club spent a weekend in March 2011 removing roughly a 1000 lbs (+ / -) of the remaining bridge material from the 180 foot long suspension bridge site along the Wilderness Trail in the Pemigewasset Wilderness, New Hampshire ...

September 2009, Pemi Wilderness Suspension Bridge Update

Pemigewasset Wilderness - Suspension bridge
September 2009, Pemi Wilderness Suspension Bridge Removal Update - Quick update on the Pemigewasset Wilderness Bridge Removal, along the Wilderness Trail. It has been decided that both bridges will be removed. Forest Service plans on having the suspension bridge dismantled before December ...

June 2009, Pemigewasset Wilderness Bridge Removal Proposal

Pemigewasset Wilderness - Suspension bridge
June 2009, Pemi Wilderness Suspension Bridge Removal Proposal - Here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire there is a buzz about the removal of the 180 foot long suspension bridge, which crosses the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in the Pemigewasset Wilderness. The suspension bridge is located along the Wilderness Trail about a half mile past its junction with the Bondcliff Trail ...