Adams Pond Bridge to be Revived this Weekend

Sep 13, 2011 No Comments by

Work on the Adams Pond Trail Bridge will begin this Saturday, September 17, 2011 thanks to the many who donated money towards the materials needed to repair it. In less than two weeks, more than enough money was raised through a fundraising campaign called “Buy a Board”.

The campaign, run by Londonderry Trailways, raised over $600 in just one week, well exceeding the organization’s goal of $500. Bob Saur, President of Londonderry Trailways, said many made donations of $20 and $25, providing a great example of how citizens support recreational trails.

Locals and visitors enjoy the Adams Pond Trail and can continue to do so thanks to the many donations from the community.

Thanks to the many generous donators, Saur also announced other improvements would be made on the Adams Pond Trail. The excess money from the donations would be used for such things as seasonal ski related signs, kiosk roof replacements, and more.

The bridge was vandalized this past spring, when someone had turned the bridge sideways and sunk it into the water in front of the spillway. “Not sure how they did this or why, it is quite heavy, looks like we will have to find a way to chain it in place,” stated Andy Mack Jr.

The Adams Pond Trail Bridge was vandalized this past spring, leaving the bridge unusable during the winter months.

The trail is still open to bikers and hikers, but the bridge will need to be repaired before snowfall, as it cannot support the groomer needed to maintain the cross-country skiing trails. The work on the trail will be completed by Londonderry Trailways volunteers from 8 AM to noon this Saturday.

Anyone interested in volunteering time to help with the repairs is welcome. The work will be much like replacing a house deck. Work will be available for all skill levels. It is recommended that those interested in helping bring work gloves, some muscle, and a portable drill with battery charger, if possible. All other tools will be provided.

Those interested can park in the Mack’s Apples U-Pick 2 on Adams Road; the pond is just a short walk into the woods. Come for an hour, or stay the whole morning!

For more details on the “Buy a Board” campaign, click here. To read about the vandalism this past spring, click here.

 

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Jacklynn has been a resident in Londonderry since the age of 5. She grew up in a quiet neighborhood and went through the great school system. She has fond memories of bike riding through town in the spring and summer, sledding in the winter, and apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. She now has children of her own and looks forward to raising them in the same town she enjoyed so much as a youth.
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