How to Lift a Bridge and Repair a Trailhead - Your Help Needed 9/14/2013

posted Aug 29, 2013, 10:54 AM by Park Ranger   [ updated Aug 29, 2013, 11:06 AM ]
June Downpours Cause a Bridge to Lift and Trailhead to Erode
Your Help With The Repair Efforts is Needed!

Join Friends and Neighbors
 Saturday, September 14th, 9:30am to noon
Bridge Leveling and Trailhead Repair


June storms were so severe that the Middle Bridge (Grossman) on the Cadet Trail (white 22, visit map)  supports were lifted off of their foundations causing the decking to tilt.  Efforts are needed to reset the supports and level the decking.




Leading the bridge leveling is McKaig Board Member and Engineer Max K.  Max, who has leveled the bridge by Monkey Rock, plans to use a jack to lift the bridge support, then the area below the support cleared of the debris and then the bridge lowered to level.  Your assistance will be much appreciated.


Cadet Trailhead by Brower Road - Help Needed with the Temporary Repairs 


Downpours have caused significant erosion to the stairs of Cadet Trial (white 27) leading from the trailhead downstream towards Monkey Rock.  


McKaig's Board of Directors is researching the best long term solution to the erosion and runoff problems. Several options being explored are channeling the flow of rainwater, using diverters to slow the flow and even relocating of the trail.


Until the best permanent solution is implemented, we need your help to spread rocks in the gully just north of the Brower Road parking area.  These rocks are designed to slow the speed of water that flows on the trail. 


Several helpers will be needed to assist Board Member Paul D. with the final leveling of the rocks and spreading of the topping layer. Non-lifting volunteers will also be welcome to help with both projects as well. 


Meet 9:30am at the lower Brower Road parking area. Since vehicle space will be at a premium, if possible, park at Roberts School or upper Brower Road entrance and walk up. 


Gloves, eye protection, shovel, metal rakes or hoes and wheelbarrows would be helpful.


Visit here for map 839 Brower Rd, Radnor, PA 19087 


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