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Topic: Mid State Trail bridge out, North end of section 3, Loysburg Gap< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Some were hoping DEP would provide the permit then DCNR the funds to build a new bridge before the old one totally collapsed. It was not to be, just in time for hunting season the "Swinging Bridge" is impassable, without real hope of a new 85' bridge before spring.

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The Yellow Creek "Swinging Bridge" at the north end of Section 3 has become completely impassable, its remnants are posted against use and may be removed soon. A new bridge is slated for construction in early 2013. Until construction of a new bridge on adjacent private land is complete, all hikers and users of the portion of SGL 73 south of Loysburg Gap must follow this detour
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Not that I'm going to get out that way, thanks for the public safety announcement.

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Got anything that can cut wire rope? Someone wants to get the local fire company to help demo the remains before someone ignores the signs and needs a water rescue.
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Wire rope?  That's kinda complicated but it's doable with bolt cutters.  As long as it's taunt.  There's also cable cutters for heavy gauge stuff, but I don't know if regular electric ones would work or not.  When it doubt, sawzall.

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BTW: I don't know if I'd try hydraulic tools, like the jaws of life, sometimes that cable can twist the blades and that's not good.  Although an O-cutter tool should be able to do it depending on how taunt the cable is.

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What protection would one wear to keep strands from poking you in the eye (or somewhere else) if you use a sawzall? I don't get to hang with the FF community, had to look up the O-cutter...
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Nice.  I think standard safety glasses would work.

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Soon to be history:

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The Mid State Trail Association will be holding a dedication ceremony for the Yellow Creek Bridge in Loysburg Gap, South Woodbury Township, Bedford County at noon on January 25th at the bridge site, followed by the annual winter meeting of the MSTA to held at the New Frontier Restaurant (1000 Woodbury Pike, Hopewell). The 26 m lightweight corrosion resistant fiberglass truss span replaces a wood and wire swinging bridge set decades ago and will provide MST hikers and other users with safe passage across Yellow Creek. All MSTA members and supporters are welcome and encouraged to attend.

John Stein, first MSTA Everett regional manager, saw the need for this bridge, and worked with additional volunteers Ron Stanley and Tom Kelliher to secure the initial funding. The project was brought to completion through the tenacious dedication and work of current Everett regional manager Debra Dunkle, seconded with technical support from MSTA Vice-President Peter Fleszar. Many and abundant kudos to them! The bridge was set 12/13/13. Also, special thanks to Randy and Gloria Smith, their parents Mildred and the late Ross Smith and George Snyder for graciously permitting the bridge to be placed on their property.

Funding assistance for Yellow Creek Bridge has been provided by the PA Recreational Trails Program, Federal Highway Administration, Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.Structural Fiberglass Inc, Garry Goss, president provided a significant generous donation and some local businesses and individuals also helped the MSTA to meet the matching funds requirements. Over the years this project worked with PA Department of Transportation, Department of Environmental Protection each approving the necessary permits.
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Wire rope?  That's kinda complicated but it's doable with bolt cutters.  As long as it's taunt.  There's also cable cutters for heavy gauge stuff, but I don't know if regular electric ones would work or not.  When it doubt, sawzall.

Wrap the area you are going to cut with layers of duct tape or electrical tape before cutting. Done it many times changing crane cables.
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Or cut it with a grinder using a cutting disc or even a grinding disc would work.
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