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North Mecklenburg Bridge Construction
A huge sinkhole at North Meck has lead to the construction a new structure to replace the existing one. The ground collapsed underneath a pallet run-up to a small bridge over a creek crossing. 4 X 4’s had been placed under the pallets by previous “trail engineers” to support the pallets. The set-up was iffy at best. The pallet situation has always been on our punch list, but their priority was stepped to high, when Kim Rodden and I took a walk in the rain and noticed the situation the previous Sunday. Much of the forest floor at North Meck is supported by a spider web of roots, supporting the dirt above the cavernous hollow below. The sink hole was approximately 4 feet deep and 8 feet in diameter, and there is concern that the earth will continue to collapse under future heavy rains.

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