DEC announces installation of new Glasby Creek footbridge

Bridge important to Five Ponds wilderness area in St. Lawrence County

WATERTOWN, NY —  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today the replacement of a 30-year-old footbridge in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area in the town of Fine, St. Lawrence County.

The newly installed Glasby Creek footbridge is located on the High Falls Loop Trail, which is part of the popular Cranberry Lake 50 trail system.

To complete the project, DEC staged bridge materials at the SUNY ESF Ranger School in Wanakena and DEC staff canoed up the Oswegatchie River to reach the construction site and replace the bridge with materials and equipment delivered by a New York State Police Aviation helicopter. The materials to replace the bridge cost approximately $2,000 supported by the New York State Environmental Protection Fund.