12 | Snowmobile VERMONT With the installation of snow fencing for the upcoming winter sports season on Nov. 3, work on Bridge 68 over the Lamoille River in Cambridge was completed. This is one of the longest bridges along the entire 93- mile stretch of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. The 250-foot all-season recreation bridge was fabricated off site and two 125-foot sections were delivered to the edge of the Lamoille River, where the original stone piers had been refurbished over the summer. In addition to the new bridge structure, the LVRT in that area included a half-mile section of newly refurbished trail extending from the Cambridge Junction trailhead near LVRT BRIDGE 68 IS FINALLY COMPLETED $25 l PASSENGER $100 l SIGNALMAN $250 l PORTER $500 l CONDUCTOR $1,000 l ENGINEER $1,500 l SILVER SPIKE $2,500 l GOLD SPIKE $5,000 l MILE MARKER $10,000 l STATION MASTER $15,000 l HERITAGE TRAIL SIGN $25,000 -$150,000 l BRIDGE AND TRAIL SECTION For more information, and to donate via our secure website, visit WWW.LVRT.ORG Checks payable: LVRT to 26 VAST Ln., Barre, VT 05641 For more information on Supporter Sponsorships, and Bridge and Trail Section Sponsorships, contact Don Balcom, Campaign Manager, at 802-498-8356, don@vtvast.org Sponsorships are a great way to support the LVRT and leave a lasting legacy. Your generous tax- deductible donation will help us make the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail a reality. Donations at any level are greatly appreciated. SPONSORSHIPS Section 1C of the LVRT, 11.6 miles in Franklin county, extending from Swanton through Highgate to Sheldon, is in the planning stage for conversion next spring and summer. Certain parts will be open this winter to snowmobiling like they always have been. Section 1C will intersect with the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail which extends from downtown Saint Albans to Richford. During the winter months this year, VAST will be working with the State of Vermont and our engineers to hire a construction company and finalize plans for the spring kick-off. Rehab of this part of the trail will include replacing the decking on the 410-foot Bridge 93, which is listed on the Vermont State Register of LVRT CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: SECTION 1C Poland Bridge to Route 109. Total cost of this bridge project was $1.1 million! Future construction of the 18-mile Section 2 will connect this section of the LVRT to the Swanton to Sheldon section. The trail section that leads to the new bridge also intersects with the Cambridge Greenway. Thanks to our partners at VTrans, as well as the LVRTC (our volunteer advisory committee), the consulting engineers and contractors who completed this important project on time and an extraordinarily generous individual donor whose anonymous gift is underwriting all of the fundraising and marketing costs of the LVRT Capital Campaign. Historic Places, as well as repairing or replacing over 40 culverts and filling in an 80-foot-deep washout. Your support with a contribution will help us complete this next section of the trail! LVRT Update