Group makes Lyndeborough more accessible, one trail at a time
Phil Brooks, a member of the association, said the goal of the group is to create a network of trails by connecting the town’s Class VI roads (defined as roads that have not been maintained for suitable condition for travel) through easements given by private landowners and by repairing old bridges. The project is called the Cross Lyndeborough Trail.
Planning the bridge took a great deal of effort, Brooks said, from working with state agencies to secure the necessary permits, to raising the money necessary to make the project a reality. A grant from the state covered $25,000 of the cost, but the Lyndeborough Trails Association partnered with the Piscataquog Land Conservancy to pull together the rest of the funding.
The bridge’s main steel beams were replaced, new wood decking was installed and railings meeting U.S. Forest Service equestrian safety standards were added. The bridge also has gates and barriers on both ends to prevent cars and trucks from traversing.
“Why drive all the way up to the White Mountains to hike when you can go outside in your back yard and appreciate all the beauty of nature?” he said.
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