To Sunday, March 19, 2017
Hike under the High Bridge
(Prince Edward, VA)… Meet Park Ranger Bob Flippen on the east end of High Bridge near the fort and at the intersection with Camp Paradise Trail for a hike beneath High Bridge on Saturday, March 18 at 1 p.m. and on Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. Prepare to be amazed when you see the towering brick piers that supported the original High Bridge wooden superstructure and the steel towers for the current bridge built in 1914.
Hear about how both bridges were constructed and the differences in how long it took to build them with the tools available at the time. Feel free to wander along the banks of the Appomattox River and explore the green area for visitors. We will exit by continuing along Camp Paradise Trail emerging at the fort near the main Trail. Total distance is about one mile. Sorry, but the trail is not suitable for strollers. Wear appropriate footwear (no open toe shoes.) Water, bug spray and cameras are highly recommended. Call (434) 315-0457, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. $4 parking fee applies at River Road and Camp Paradise parking lots.