Matt Edson and Gary Montgomery had already constructed the triangular hand rail supports and Whip had cut the decking into 5' lengths with material supplied by the state of New Hampshire.  The Friends of Pisgah contributed the hand and bottom rail materials, bitchathane and deck screws.  Previously that week Whip and John Herrick had removed the old bridge and cut and positioned the two new stringers.

We drove slowly in Abe's, Matt's and Whip's trucks down Old Chesterfield Road to the Nash Trail.  There Matt unloaded his ATV and trailer.  Abe and Whip drove their trucks, Matt his ATV and a group hiked the Nash Trail to the Fullam Pond Trail where the lumber had been previously transported.  Matt's ATV & trailer transported the tools and lumber from there to the bridge site on the South Woods trail.  John Herrick followed with his tractor.  The crew worked great together – John Hudachek cut up a large area of debris with a chain saw while Adam loaded it into John Herrick's tractor bucket for disposal.  The rest installed the decking and hand rails eating lunch in shifts.  We were done by 2:00 and most of us back to our vehicles at the Visitors Center by 2:30.  Ramps on both sides of the bridge will be completed on a future date.

Thanks to all for a job well done!

John Hudachek

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