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For Release: Thursday, August 19, 2021

DEC Temporarily Closes Moose Pond Club Road to Motor Vehicles

Bridge Over Vanderwhacker Brook is Unsafe to Pass, Design for New Bridge Underway

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently closed Moose Pond Club Road due to unstable bridge conditions over Vanderwhacker Brook. One of the bridge supports is significantly undermined and settling into the stream and one side of the bridge is subsiding, making it unsafe for motor vehicle traffic.

To restore the bridge, DEC engineers are in the process of designing a new bridge. Additional information will be provided when it becomes available via the Adirondack Backcountry Information webpage for the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest. Recreational users may park in the Route 28N highway pull off near the southeast corner of the Boreas River Bridge, known as the Boreas River Loop Trailhead North Parking Area (leaves DEC's website), then hike, mountain bike, or ski to the Vanderwhacker Mountain trailhead.

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