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USFS trail crew  builds a log bridge over Fall Creek at Green Lakes Trail Head
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The Fall Creek Trail bridge is now complete and open for your hiking pleasure
Finishing touches were applied today by the Deschutes National Forest Trail Crew and YCC members. Sorry for the delay, but we're sure you'll appreciate the new bridge and the work that went into it. With the exception of a few steel pins holding the supporting structure together on the stream bank, the new bridge is constructed without metal hardware. The handrails are constructed and attached to the bridge stringer using traditional timber joinery.   --Chris Sabo 08-03-06

Fall Creek Foot Bridge
The Bend/Fort Rock Trails program proposes to construct a 28’ single-log “Standard Foot Log Trail Bridge” across Fall Creek on the Green Lakes Trail, approximately one quarter mile upstream from the Green Lakes trailhead. This proposed design was developed for a variety of applications by Dave Nordenson, Willamette National Forest bridge engineer and has been signed by the Willamette Forest Engineer, per his authority to approve bridge designs for structures under 50’. This design has long been in use for bridges on the heavily-used McKenzie River Trail and is currently being utilized for new bridges in appropriate circumstances on the Willamette. It is similar to bridges found throughout the Deschutes. We believe that such a rustic design is most compatible with the Fall Creek bridge setting for a variety of reasons.

In summary, for the following reasons we propose a “Standard Foot Log Trail Bridge” 
1) To provide a design consistent with “Semi-Primitive Non-Motorized”.
2) To prevent potential contamination of Bend drinking water from leaching chemically treated material.
3) To insure a consistent design with surrounding bridges. 
4) Bend/Fort Rock trails staff believe it is just the right thing to do in this location for such a small bridge in a hiker-only setting. Anything more is over-kill in time, design, and cost.



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