Saturday, September 17, 2016

A Bridge Not Too Far

Los Alamos Daily Post Photo by Greg Kendall
As reported in the Los Alamos Daily Post, the bike-ped bridge spanning DP Canyon and thus connecting the east portion of the Canyon Rim Trail to the continuation of that trail headed east from the Smith's Marketplace was installed Friday.

This high profile, million dollar investment will provide an off road resource that will allow people to connect from Townsite to the Los Alamos Co-Op, various businesses, and the Pajarito Cliffs county offices and other facilities. Thus riding on NM 502 can be avoided.
This was one of the two biggest physical hurdles to connecting the trail sections. The other is constructing several cuts in the cliff face along the route to make room for a wide enough trail. There were other issues as well regarding acquiring land and easements. More here on the history of the project.

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