Who will be the first citizen to walk across the newly decked and completed High Bridge – the namesake of Virginia’s newest state park? For a $1.00 donation, anyone can enter the drawing to be held in early Spring 2012 that will provide such an opportunity to the lucky ticket holder. This fundraising event, sponsored by the Friends of High Bridge Trail State Park, will help fund future projects involved with the 31-mile rail trail park.
Construction on the decking for the bridge is underway.
To support this cause and to get a chance to make this historic bridge crossing, donations can be made at any one of the following area businesses:
Nottoway Public Libraries, and Pamplin Town Office in the railroad depot.
It has been 97 years since a pedestrian could walk across High Bridge. Be the first trail user in the 21st Century to take this momentous trek across one of central Virginia’s most important historical landmarks. It will be a moment to record in time!
Individual tickets may be purchased for a $1 donation; a $5 donation buys you 6 tickets. Purchase as many chances as you desire as the proceeds go to helping out a great cause – our ownHigh Bridge Trail State Park.
High Bridge Trail is located about 31 miles long and runs through Cumberland, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties and the towns of Burkeville, Farmville, Pamplin City, Prospect and Rice.
Entrances – Parking availability:
Rice's Depot Road, 1/4-mile off U.S. 460 at Rice, near trail milepost 142
River Road, three miles off N. Main St. in Farmville, near trail milepost 146
Osborne Road, 1/4-mile off N. Main St. in Farmville, near trail milepost 149
Municipal lots in Farmville where the trail intersects with Main St. near trail milepost 150
Tuggle Road, off U.S. 460 and near U.S. 15 North, near trail milepost 156
Prospect Road, off U.S. 460 at Prospect, near trail milepost 161
Elam, off U.S. 460 at Sulpher Spring Rd., near trail milepost 164
Heights School Rd., of U.S. Business 460 near Pamplin, near trail milepost 168
Latitude, 37.304488. Longitude, -78.390938.