Friday, March 2, 2007

Piney Branch bridge detour

In June 2006 the supports for the bridge over the Piney Branch on the W&OD Trail were washed out. The regional park authority (NVRPA) determined that the bridge was not safe and they blocked off the trail at that point. Shortly thereafter a detour bridge was constructed. The detour consists of a crushed gravel trail leading to a narrow, metal bridge adjacent to the old bridge. The trail can be hazardous, as the gravel is very loose in some parts where it was repaired after another storm.

NVRPA is now saying that construction will begin in a few weeks and is expected to last for 3-4 months. We'll be lucky if it's open by the end of summer. For more info on the repairs contact NVRPA at It would be nice if their website contained information about the status of the detour, as well as info about future construction projects like the replacement of the wooden bridge just west of Route 28.

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