Sep 4, 2016 11:09 AM

Bridge work to close part of Tuckerman Ravine Trail

GORHAM (AP) — A half-mile of the Tuckerman Ravine Trail used to reach New Hampshire's Mount Washington will be closed and rerouted for bridge construction starting Sept. 6.

White Mountain National Forest officials say the existing bridge suffered significant damage during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and needs to be replaced.

During construction, the trail will be rerouted via sections of the Huntington Ravine trail and Raymond Path.

Forest officials say Tropical Storm Irene caused an estimated $10 million in damage to the White Mountain National Forest. Several other bridges on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail were damaged and will be replaced as funding allows.

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