Area residents interested in Ohio to Erie Trail development are invited to join members of the Delaware County Friends of the Trail (DCFT) in completing a new bridge on the Meredith State Road trail east of Condit from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, June 7.
New wooden bridge decking and railing has been installed on the old railroad bridge on the 1.5-mile trail owned by the Ohio to Erie Trail Fund. Volunteers from DCFT and the community will be installing the final screws into the decking and railing and installing four 32-foot entry wing railings at each end of the bridge.
Volunteers should bring work gloves and safety glasses. Volunteers may bring a cordless electric drill if they choose. Interested residents are encouraged to contact DCFT President Dave Bender, 614-563-5253, to confirm their intent to volunteer or for more information.
Volunteers may park at the undeveloped trail head parking area west of North County Line Road about 2,000 feet south of the intersection of U.S. 36/Ohio 3 and County Line Road. From there they will walk west about one mile to the bridge work site.
When completed, the Meredith State Road trail will be the eastern-most section of the Ohio to Erie Trail in Delaware County, less than one-quarter mile through Licking County to the Heart of Ohio Trail currently being completed in Knox County. It will be part of an approximately 13-mile stretch of multi-use trail between Westerville and Licking County through or near the communities of Galena and Sunbury.
The DCFT is a nonprofit trail advocacy group dedicated to the development and maintenance of multi-use trails for recreation and transportation in Delaware County. Learn more at < dcft.org >.