The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced upgrades to two bridge projects it says are critical to the St. Lawrence County snowmobile trail network.
The Chap Hill Bridge, located in the town of Colton, on the Grass River Conservation Easement, is part of a main snowmobile route. The DEC determined the bridge to be structurally deficient for use as a public snowmobile bridge and replaced it with a portable bridge.
The Morgan Road Bridge, located on the South Colton Conservation Easement, was also deemed unsafe for public snowmobile use after it was destroyed by a contractor’s overweight vehicle.
Plans are in the works to replace the bridge with a permanent one. In the meantime, DEC has installed a portable bridge at the site.