A new steel bridge has been opened along the Haw River Trail. Alamance Parks recently completed a 60-foot steel bridge at the Boyd’s Creek Crossing of the Haw River Trail and North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST).
The bridge was funded by a grant from Impact Alamance and the trail easement was donated by Haw River resident Herman Johnson. The project was a joint venture between Alamance Parks and the Town of Haw River.
The bridge is located on the Sellers Falls Section of the Haw River Trail approximately one mile north of Granite Mill and downtown Haw River. This section of trail is accessed by the trailheads at Stoney Creek Marina in Burlington and Red Slide Park in Haw River.
Alamance County recreation officials heralded the opening of the new bridge as a wonderful addition to the Sellers Falls section of the Haw River Trail/Mountains-to-Sea Trail. The crossing was previously impassible during high water levels, necessitating a long walk around the crossing or forcing trail users to turn around.
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail runs the length of North Carolina, beginning at Clingman’s Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) on the State’s western border and terminating at Jockey’s Ridge State Park on the Outer Banks. Fifty-nine miles of the MST/Haw River Trail are in Alamance County, from the Guilford-Alamance County line to Saxapahaw. Find more information at www.mountainstoseatrail.org and www.thehaw.org.