On October 29, The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Alamance County Task Force celebrated the completion of the Boyd’s Creek Bridge and the many people and groups who were instrumental in making this bridge a reality.
The 60-foot steel bridge at the Boyd’s Creek Crossing of the Haw River Trail and North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) is located on the Sellers Falls Section of the Haw River Trail approximately one mile north of Granite Mill and downtown Haw River. The project was funded by a grant from Impact Alamance and was a joint venture between Alamance Parks and the Town of Haw River.
The opening of new bridge is a wonderful addition to the Sellers Falls section of the Haw River Trail/Mountains-to-Sea Trail. The crossing was previously impassible during high water levels, necessitating a 4.7 mile long walk around the crossing or forcing trail users to turn around.
During the October 29 celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony, we welcomed many wonderful speakers:
Andrew Sam Alamance County Task Force Leader (MST Segment 9)
Brian Baker Director at Alamance County Recreation and Parks
Kate Dixon Executive Director of The Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail
Kelly Allen Mayor of The Town of Haw River
Amy Galey North Carolina Senator representing Alamance County
Steve Ross Former Burlington Councilmember, Mayor, North Carolina House Representative representing Alamance County
Herman Johnson Burlington Mechanical and Landowner Boyd’s Creek area
Ribbon Cutting – Herman Johnson
A big thank you to all who came out to celebrate the new bridge across Boyd’s Creek as well as everyone who was instrumental in making this bridge a reality!