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Slesse & Rexfd- Nesakwatch Bridge Closed Aug 21-25

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There is a sign on da bridge over the Chilliwack River to get to Nesakwatch Creek road saying it will be closed Aug 21-25 while it is removed and replaced. Might make it tricky to get to EITHER Slesse or Rexford during those times.

 

Also the pocket glacier is still there and dropping chunks although enough of it has gone it looks like you can get to the Bypass without needing tools or crampons.

 

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Can't you come in from the other bridge over the river, further east? Does that still exist?

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Actually it turns out that somebody from my company is the environmental monitor for this bridge replacement. If I was on the ball I could have gotten that job and I'd be out in Nesakwatch Creek all week instead of in teh office spraying.

 

They are replacing the bridge so that they can haul out, so expect the road to suddenly be 2wd all the way to Rexford trail soon.

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Driving by today, it looks as if they've got a bit of work left to do - just starting on new pilings in the river. Maybe it might not be up and running by the weekend frown.gif Slesse bound travelers be ready with an alternate plan.

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Was planning on doing the NE Buttress on Sept 9/10, so any updates would be appreciated

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Was planning on doing the NE Buttress on Sept 9/10, so any updates would be appreciated

 

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I spoke with somebody today who knew something.

 

The bridge was closed last weekend because the welder didn't arrive until Monday. Welding started on Monday and should be done by now.

 

The job has to be done by Thursday for fisheries reasons. So the new bridge should be good to go by Friday Sept. 2.

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Just out of curiosity, you don't happen to share a desk with Dru, do you?

 

Let's put it this way: Dru on the left, G-Spotter on the right shocked.gif

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On the other hand supposedly somebody at MoF said the bridge wouldn't be open until mid-September. Who the fuck knows.

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Dru, is there likely to still be any water sources on the south side approaches of either slesse or rexford by now ?

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For those of you interested in such matters, the bridge is open. Jaime and I made a quick detour on our return trip last night, to see the progress, and were rather surprised to find it open and passable.

 

Only speculation, but my guess is that the work was completed Friday. Perhaps Dru-spotter can enlighten us on the actual date of completion . . . .

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Now that the bridge is fixed expect 2wd road conditions to just past Rexford trailhead shortly and then active hauling through November or December probably as there are 5 new cutblocks laid out and ready to go.

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No 2wd just yet, still easy 4x4-ing to old Slesse parking and moderate 4x4-ing up Gate Hill to the new Slesse trail and the Rexford trail. The bypass glacier is still there but is small, looks easy to go around the high side of it.

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