Pemigewasset Wilderness Suspension Bridge, Wilderness Trail (2009)
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.
Since 2009, when the bridge was removed, I have been making regular trips to the bridge site to document the progress of debris removal. Unforeseen issues turned the debris removal into a 3 + year long project. You can view a slideshow here showing the progression of debris removal over the last 3 years from the bridge site.
Pemigewasset Wilderness Steel Beam Bridge, Wilderness Trail (2010)
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.
Dismantling of the steel bridge took place in 2010 and the 0.7 mile of the Wilderness Trail in between the two bridges was also closed. This footbridge is not to be confused with the historic timber Trestle 16 of the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, which is located next to the footbridge. The timber trestle will not be touched.
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 Suspension Bridge, Wilderness Trail – The Pile Gets Smaller
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.
The club took advantage of the winter season and used sleds to drag material out to the Wilderness Boundary. Though, material remains it is great to see groups like this making a difference. Great job to the Adventure Education Club! Click here to see progress.
Pemigewasset Wilderness, Wilderness Trail – 180 Foot Suspension Bridge (2009)
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.
You can read the decision memo here. You can read my full write-up on the removal of the bridge here. And to see the suspension bridge site click here.
Pemigewasset Wilderness, Wilderness Trail – 180 Foot 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.