by Ed Lawrence, KTA Trail Care Chair
About 3.7 miles north of the Poe Paddy Tunnel, the Mid State Trail crosses Cherry Run. Last year the bridge collapsed when one of the aging telephone pole stringers gave out. In cooperation with Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) foresters of Bald Eagle State Forest, the Mid State Trail Association (MSTA) is pleased to announce that a new bridge is in the works. Already the DCNR has removed the old bridge, which was the longest of its type on the entire MST. A work crew of MST volunteers then helped prepare the site for setting the new telephone pole stringers. In late spring or early summer, DCNR staff will position the new poles across the stream. A volunteer crew will then be needed to build out the bridge. If you’d like to be a part of this crew, your help would be much appreciated. The exact timing of the work will depend on a variety of factors, but you can get your name on the crew list now by going to the contact link on the MSTA website. You can take part in building this bridge to the future.