Bridging the gap in the new Jubilee Connector Rrail were Greenways Land Trust representatives Richard Mallinson

The crown jewel completes a new trail

A newly-completed bridge is the finishing touch on the Greenways Land Trust’s latest trail.

A newly-completed bridge is the finishing touch on the Greenways Land Trust’s latest trail.

The trail follows along the Jubilee Connector between Dogwood Street and Highway 19A. Prior to completion, the trail had to span the ecologically sensitive Willow Creek so a bridge was required of substantial size and quality. With a grant from the Campbell River Community Foundation for $12,000, the Greenways Land Trust was able to complete the new bridge over the creek and open the trail to the community. The trail is already well in use with a growing number of users providing positive feedback about its accessibility.

The completed bridge measures 131 feet in length. It was built on two steel H beams with over 4,100 linear feet of western red cedar and 250 pounds of spikes. The manpower for the project came from the Land Trust volunteers plus a crew of four displaced forest workers. The crew took a lot of pride in the bridge construction as it was the crowning jewel of the trail. They even took into consideration the cedar grain and aesthetic values.

The Jubilee Connector trail is the second to last section of a 25 km recreation loop around the perimeter of the city. The loop is intended as an alternate transportation route and recreation resource for our community. The last section of the loop, along Highway 19A to the seawalk, is slated for completion in the next year.

For the Campbell River Community Foundation Board, the bridge is the result of their grant funding going to a non-profit that thinks big. The funding for the bridge brought together two local non-profits resulting in a legacy project in our community.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Photographer Eiko Jones delivered the 11th Annual Haig Brown lecture at Tidemark Theatre

Jones also screened his newly completed movie Heartbeat of the River at the event

B.C. salmon farms challenge activists’ demands for site closures

News reporting also unfair, inaccurate and distorted

Float-plane crash near Oyster River leaves pilot injured

The plane crashed shortly after take-off from a private property and had no other passengers on board

Follow the frog: Greenways Loop signed for Go By Bike event

On Oct. 3, dress in green and get out on the newly-signed Greenways Loop

NDP solution to homelessness is to ‘warehouse’ people: BC Liberal leader

Andrew Wilkinson made a campaign stop in Campbell River and was asked about homelessness

105 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death as health officials urge B.C. to remember safety protocols

There are currently 1268 active cases, with 3,337 people under public health monitoring

U.S. Presidential Debate Takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

Here are key takeaways from the first of three scheduled presidential debates before Election Day on Nov. 3

B.C. nurses report rise in depression, anxiety, exhaustion due to pandemic

A new UBC study looks into how the COVID-19 response has impacted frontline nurses

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

National child-care plan could help Canada rebound from COVID-induced economic crisis: prof

A $2 billion investment this year could help parents during second wave of pandemic

Search suspended for Indigenous elder last seen mushroom picking in northwest B.C.

Mushroom picker Thomas (Tommy) Dennis has been missing since Sept. 16

16 MLAs retiring from B.C. politics add up to $20M in pensions: Taxpayers Federation

Taxpayers pay $4 for every dollar MLAs contribute to their pensions

Most Read