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Offline BillyH

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Little River Canyon Bridge
« on: September 21, 2010, 10:29:01 AM »
OK another update on the LRC bridge on US Highway 35. The new bridge is finished and open. The old bridge is almost gone now with the exception of a few of the support pilings. All of these will be removed and plans are to restore the surrounding area to a natural state with trees and plants that were transplanted at the beginning of the new bridge project. Access is restricted to no further than the observation deck at the falls. There is no access to the water due to the old bridge demolition. Also, the canyon rim road is closed for now to through traffic. Not sure when it will be reopened but will post that info when I find out more on that.







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Re: Little River Canyon Bridge
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010, 10:49:44 AM »
thanks for the update and the pics BH - that looks awesome

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the canyon rim road is closed for now to through traffic

can you ride the rim road from the backside?  If so, how far up can you ride?

keep the updates coming  :-*

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Re: Little River Canyon Bridge
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 03:21:49 PM »
haven't tried the backside yet... will try that thursday on my next day off
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Re: Little River Canyon Bridge
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 05:24:35 PM »
Not sure what the "backside" is, but you can still catch the canyon at what they call the mouth of the park. This is the lower section of the canyon....the portion with rough roads. It runs along the lower half of the canyon and connects at the split, at which point you can branch off and start heading towards Desoto. From this point, you can only ride 176 about half of the distance to the falls before the road detours onto Co Rd. 255, which then connects to 78 and spits you out onto 35 (Ft. Payne side of the falls). I was there on Sunday and talked to a couple of park rangers. They informed me that a section of the road had washed out. If you ride the road often, it's where the "DIP" sign is. They really didn't give me a estimate on downtime, but then again....I'm sure I forgot to ask. I ride the road pretty frequently, so I'll try to update unless someone beats me to it.

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Re: Little River Canyon Bridge
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 08:40:12 PM »
So you can still get in from Dogtown?

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Re: Little River Canyon Bridge
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010, 07:18:04 AM »
....ohgood stumbles into a great opportunity...



can you ride the rim road from the backside?  If so, how far up can you ride?

keep the updates coming  :-*

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haven't tried the backside yet... will try that thursday on my next day off

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Re: Little River Canyon Bridge
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 08:41:09 AM »
Don't even THINK about it.   {116}
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Re: Little River Canyon Bridge
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2010, 04:52:47 PM »
So you can still get in from Dogtown?

You can, it's just detoured. You will  miss out on a portion of the upper section.

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Re: Little River Canyon Bridge
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 12:16:30 AM »
I know it's been a while since anyone posted here, but the roads ARE open all the way around the rim. I posted a video over in the ride report thread on Riding the Rim. Great day for riding but the falls had no water. Been a dry year for sure.

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Re: Little River Canyon Bridge
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2010, 09:19:25 PM »
 :-*
Thanks for the update OOTS!!!!

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Re: Little River Canyon Bridge
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2010, 07:18:45 PM »
[Oh, I was thinking about it allright!!!

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Don't even THINK about it.   {116}
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Re: Little River Canyon Bridge
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2011, 09:05:51 AM »
any update on 176? i know the last time i was down they were working on the 1st mile or of the road? planning on riding through with some friends this summer.

thanks for the info