EUGENE, Ore. — Nature lovers celebrated the completion of a four-year long project on Thursday morning. At 100 feet, the Adkison Foot Bridge is Mount Pisgah Arboretum’s largest bridge.
Site directors say it is a critical link to the area’s popular Water Garden Trail network as well as an ideal location to catch sight of all the wetland ecosystem has to offer.
The path was closed off while the work was being done and event organizers say its return was only possible with the help of the community.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Executive Director Brad van Appel says, “Obviously, the community cares about the arboretum. This bridge would have cost us about $150,000 and folks came together and contributed that in money, labor and materials.”
Volunteers provided more than 2,000 hours of help to rebuild the 30-year-old bridge.