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Anyone know the status of the wild river bridge on cor. 19, is another bridge going to be constructed or will the reroute through Gilead become permanent


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First hand no....



try Sled Maine site...



HCS Maine section...




give a call to Bob Myers - MSA - Augusta



or call Scott Ramsey - Maine Bureau of trails



the last two should be able to nail it on the head

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They are in the process of putting in the new bridge. They have a crane in the river bed now and are doing the prep work.

The bridge sections should be here this week according to the USFS email that I received last week..

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Just found out the bridge delivery is delayed another week!

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Just found out the bridge delivery is delayed another week!

Any New Info?

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Have not heard anything in the last week or so if I head down that way for work I will swing by the site and check it out..


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I heard through the grapevine that the bridge was in place and that they are just finishing up the approaches.

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New Snowmobile Bridge Over Wild River is Complete

October 1, 2013

The new snowmobile bridge over the Wild River has been completed and will be ready for use this winter. The old bridge was knocked out by Hurricane Irene in August of 2011.

The bridge dedication ceremony is set for October 15th.

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Old bridge before it was destroyed.

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Bridge after hurricane Irene. Photo courtesy of Brian Ruel (Presidential Range Riders).

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New bridge featuring Donna. Photo courtesy of John Higgins.

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New bridge from a distance. Hope its high enough off the river! Photo courtesy of John Higgins.

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Invitation for ribbon cutting ceremony to be held on October 15, 2013.

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Let's see how long this one lasts. Thats why it is called the "Wild RIver"


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Let's see how long this one lasts. Thats why it is called the "Wild RIver"

That's true, I thought the last one was ..well...the last one.L>O>L> But this one is higher up and STEEL.not WOOD and CABLE! It's also wide enough to get emergency equip over...AKA

The Northern N.H. Mutual Aid UTV that was purchased by the WMRR club!

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I ONLY hope "someone"" figured out the HIGHEST water level and built ABOVE that point


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Sweet looking bridge.I* have not been there in years.Nice job.





Dave

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From the USFS:



Because of the continuing government shutdown, the Hastings Bridge Celebration scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2013, is cancelled.



Planning for the celebration was proceeding smoothly and we looked forward to seeing everyone at the new Hastings Bridge. However our forest has been impacted by the government shutdown. We don’t know when that situation will change, and thus decided the prudent course would be to cancel the celebration.




Thank you all for your patience and support on this project. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. And on a positive note, as I occasionally drive by, I have seen lots of folks stopping and walking out on the bridge. I’ve attached a picture of what it looked like a few days ago with our beautiful fall colors.Also another pic of the bridge!


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