Work Party Volunteers Build a Bridge

August 10, 2008
By Glenn Graham

Another very successful work Rampart Range work party took place on Sunday, August 10th.  As usual with the work parties sponsored by Performance Cycle of Colorado, the turn out was great. 42 people showed up to help, including four Forest Service personnel. The task for the day was to construct a bridge strong enough to support the SWECO trail dozer, and to build and install some buck and rail fencing along a new section of trail. After most of the work was done, the RRMMC provided lunch for all of the participants.

The bridge was constructed at a creek crossing on a section of new motorcycle/ATV trail that is being added to the Rampart trail system. Yes, this is part of the new Travel Management Plan that was implemented over two years ago, and yes, it is really happening. The new trail will be about 6 miles long when finished. At the present time there are about another 2 miles that have to be constructed, and at least one more bridge to be built. The Forest Service estimates that it will take another 3 to 4 weeks to finish the dirt work on the trail. 

Here are a few of photos of the bridge and fence construction.  Once again, the RRMMC would like to thank Don and Bernie and all of the other staff from Performance Cycle who made the day a success, along with everyone else that participated in the work party.

 

Fence Building 101, and a good indication of the level of participation
Fence Building 101, and a good indication of the level of participation

More fence building
More fence building

Clearing an area for the new bridge
Clearing an area for the new bridge

Volunteers pose for a shot on the completed bridge
Volunteers pose for a shot on the completed bridge

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