- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

LINCOLN, N.H. (AP) - Hikers can ask to take part in a 12.6-mile trek to discuss the future of a White Mountain National Forest bridge that was damaged during Tropical Storm Irene.

The 60-foot-long Thoreau Falls Bridge, in the heart of the Pemigewasset Wilderness, was installed in 1962. It survived Irene in 2011, but it’s been restricted to one person at a time.

The Forest Service has proposed to remove the bridge, but that’s caused some concern. A decision could come in November.

Group size will be limited to 10 people, with eight open to the public. Hikes are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 3, meeting at the Lincoln Woods Ranger Station at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact J. Dan Abbe, Dispersed Recreation Team Lead, at (603) 536-6105 or [email protected]

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