The rehabilitation work on High Bridge is beginning to take shape on the bridge itself. Because of the lag time in ordering and delivering materials, Keith Barber Construction has been focusing their work on the bridge approaches. Now that bridge timbers are being delivered the work on the bridge itself is beginning.
Once completed the bridge will provide a 10 foot wide wooden decked surface and 5 foot high wooden hand rails with vinyl coated fencing incorporated within the gaps of the side rails. The bridge will also have 3 observation overlooks. The overlooks will provide places for parks guests to enjoy incredible vistas from the bridge. The estimated date for completion is early 2012.
High Bridge Trail State Park is a 30 mile rail to trail conversion that offers hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. The park is closed at each end of High Bridge during construction. Twenty seven miles are currently open for the public to enjoy. Please contact the park at 434-315-0457 or [email protected] for more information.