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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 06/18/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
  Stan Bales , 530-252-5311  
News Release No. CA-N-10-75

Bizz Johnson Trail to Remain Open During Trestle Reconstruction


Construction is underway on a project to rebuild the fire-damaged Devil’s Corral Trestle on the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail west of Susanville.  Detours around the construction area are in place for hikers, runners and bicyclists.
 
Completion is scheduled for October, said Dayne Barron, manager of the Bureau of Land Management Eagle Lake Field Office.
 
“Part of the trail will be temporarily rerouted and a temporary wooden tunnel will be built to enable trail visitors to pass safely through the construction zone,” Barron said.  “We are pleased that full use of the trail will not be compromised during the project.”
 
Construction crews will replace the burned eastern section of the 270-foot-long trestle with a new steel span designed to resemble the rest of the 96-year-old structure.  The entire bridge will be repainted and new railings and decking will be added.  An interpretive exhibit will be installed to provide information of the history of the trestle that spans the Susan River at a height of 70 feet.
 
The trestle, built to carry trains over the river, was damaged by a wildfire in July 2000.




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