Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56One by one the pilings were pulled from the river bed. The single timber pilings were almost 70 feet long, much longer than anyone had initially thought. Looking Down the Trail to the Future With the bridge no longer threatening to collapse into the river, the state concluded their portion of the project and VAST continued with their plan to repair the bridge. VAST is evaluating the options to repair the bridge as is, or replace spans of the bridge with pre-fabricated recreation bridges. The big question with each option is permitting and timeline. Ideally the bridge would be ready for this winter season, but the project may not be able to happen until next year after the snow melts. Corridor 108 currently uses the Poland Covered Bridge to cross the Lamoille River in Cambridge. When completed, Bridge 68 will provide a new, groomable connection between the Lamoille and Franklin county trail networks. The local clubs in both counties have been putting in a tremendous amount of work to reopen the rail corridor between the end of Phase 1B and the future work on Phase 1C (Sheldon, Swanton, and Highgate). VAST is excited to get this project underway and help improve a critical connection between these two counties. Bridge 68 Summer 2016 | 25