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Gaper_Jeffy

Eliot creek bridge

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The forest service alleges they are building a new bridge over Eliot creek. From their Website, "Hood River Ranger District, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, will close Laurance Lake Road (FS Road 2840) beginning July 14 until August 28, 2003. The closure is for public safety while the Lower Eliot Bridge is constructed and the existing temporary structure removed."

 

Does anyone know where the new bridge will be? I know they say "Lower Eliot Bridge" however I visited the site of the old bridge Sunday and I did not see any construction in progress.

 

Are they constructing the bridge were the new "detour" trail crosses Eliot creek?

 

Gaper Jeffy

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No sé señor. Call the Hood River district office: 541.352.6002. They sure did a good job with the temporary bridge. Athough I sort of wish they would do away with the seasonal bridges altogether which might lower the phreak factor on the Timberline trail. cantfocus.gif

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I don't think they are talking about the T-line detour. That thing sucks, and somebody is going to get taken out by a big boulder at some point walking down to that thing. I'm pretty sure they are talking about the bridge near Laurence lake that you take to access the Pinnacle ridge trailhead.

 

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The bridge replacement that is closing Laurence Lake road is on the road to Laurence Lake about 3 miles from Clear Creek Road. The road is gated at the spillway. I was up there 2 weeks ago and it added about 3.5 miles of road hiking to my Elk Cove trip madgo_ron.gif There was definately construction going on then cranes, dump-trucks and the whole nine yards!

 

This is a road and not a trail, so if your talking about a trail bridge thats being replaced then it would be something else. Contact the Forest Service and I'd hope they would be able to tell you exactly what and where is going on.

 

Craig

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that bridge is done now (ruins the fun of crossing the elliot too)

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Ivan, I think you're talking about the trail #600 bridge over Elliot creek. The Clear Creek road closure, otoh, goes until the 28th. Just a FYI.

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yer right....i just recently saw the brand spanking new bridge above the treeline and assumed that was it...seemed odd at the time that making such a small structure would require closing the road... now back to killing my brain w/ bigdrink.gif

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Are most of the Oregonians posting an some other site? I dont see much in this section lately. Maybe you all have a life?

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wayne1112 said:

Are most of the Oregonians posting an some other site? I dont see much in this section lately. Maybe you all have a life?

shit, it 's just so much more fun to climb north of here this time of year

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