Pine Meadow Bridge Restored

January 20, 2020
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Pine Meadow Bridge Restored
Pine Meadow Bridge Restored in Harriman State Park.


The West Hudson South Crew rebuilt a bridge in Harriman State Park that was first damaged in 2011 and needed more attention to be sustainable. Over many work trips this fall, crew members and trail maintainers worked together to restore this important bridge carrying three trails—Pine Meadow, Seven Hills, and Kakiat—to the popular Pine Meadow Lake.

Help also came from members of the trail community who carried in pieces of lumber for the railings. The project’s leaders stacked a pile of two by fours near the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center with a sign asking hikers to help carry pieces in for the bridge restoration. Within a few days, all the wood was piled up by the bridge!