Red tape holds up new bridge


March 31, 2022 | View PDF

Erik Johansson

Cyclists hope they'll soon pedal across this gap in the Robinson Trail.

MCKENZIE BRI DGE: Efforts to construct a new access point for the McKenzie River Trail are moving forward - on the ground, at least. Three weeks ago members of the Dirt Dogs gravel cycling group completed leveling a pathway from the Clear Lake Cutoff to a ledge at the edge of Robinson Canyon.

Sam Taylor, who's been leading the volunteer group's work party said they've reached the edge of a sharp dropoff where a new "We're ready," Taylor said, "and have already packed in the main cables and vertical rods that will attach to the bridge deck."

Taylor said the project has been stalled until a final pre-construction approval form has been approved and filed.

"Technology has helped us get rid of all the administrative red tape," he jokes. "Now the hangups are all digital."

April 1st, 2022


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