The long anticipated rehabilitation project of High Bridge is scheduled to begin this week. The contract for the project has been awarded to Keith Barber Construction located in Farmville, Virginia. The project will provide improved approaches to the bridge, overlooks on the bridge, decking for the trailway and handrails. Sections of the park on each end of the bridge will be closed during construction. High Bridge Trail State Park will be closed at River Road on the Cumberland end and at Aspen Hill Road on the Prince Edward end. These closures will take place on Monday, March 7th. The contracted time frame for substantial completion is 9 months.
High Bridge Trail State Park’s Park Manager, Eric Hougland has anxiously anticipated the beginning of this project. “I am so excited that this part of the development of High Bridge Trail will be underway,” said Mr. Hougland. “Local supporters and park visitors have anxiously been waiting for the bridge project to begin. Although 9 months to substantial completion seems like a long time period to wait, the celebration of the opening of High Bridge will be here before we know it. I ask for continued patience while the work is being completed.”
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