lost oakleys bridge march 11 2007

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Posted by: Tom
Album: Imported Photos
Category: Trail Building Gallery

It's still above water…for now



Gary-Harder  - March 12, 2007, 1:56 p.m.

I heard the bridge has been washed out.
Makes me a little squeemish thinking of the Taco.

We shall see if the biggest bridge built ever ?plus Pier
on the taco is still standing tall.

At the end of the day nature has her way with all of us.


Gary-Harder  - Jan. 15, 2009, 9:59 a.m.

Jan15/09 This bridge still works great, another huge downpour and though the water went over top it held. Over the years we have figured out putting a ss cable hidden under the bottom of one side of the bridge to a tree is the magic.
When the water gets so high it wash's the pier out and onto land ,this bridge wash's out ,but
it only goes to one side of the bank ,still tethered.
Later a quick ,repositioning and a new pier and she's back in action.


Gary-Harder  - Feb. 25, 2011, 11:13 a.m.

This pix is nearly four years old, (bridge age approx. nine years)but the bridge still stands as proud as ever.
Mesh has been added and a big old maple just about took it out.
Now the downed Maple is part of the end .
Over the years Clayburn area has seen a mine get bigger,houses denuding the forest,a huge subdivision above ,as well as logging on Sumas.
This means now every year a couple of times this creek floods and Clayburn village get huge volumes of water.
Some are looking who to blame,considering this trail has been here fifteen plus years,and it never flooded before,guess why .


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