Ticonderoga The Trestle Walking Bridge has opened over the LaChute River adding another length to the historic LaChute River Trail.
The entire community is invited to celebrate the new walkway at the trestle’s dedication on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m.
Replacing the dangerous, old train trestle has always been part of the town’s plan for the recreational trail that now follows the river all the way from Lake George to the falls in Bicentennial Park.
The Trestle Bridge connects Lake George Avenue with Alexandria Avenue and offers a safe alternative for school children attending the Ti Elementary-Middle School. It is closed to motor vehicles but is being used by bicyclists, walkers and the Ticonderoga athletes. The bridge is lit for night use.
The town has been working on the trestle conversion for many years and was able to use stimulus monies for the project. Working with PRIDE of Ticonderoga and state Department of Transportation, the project took three months to complete. The final section of sidewalk on Alexandria Avenue will be poured in the spring.