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 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, 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.