A site visit with Jared Golden (photo courtesy of Jared Golden’s office)
This project has also received funding from the generous contributions from Susan and Fritz Onion, The Sandy River Charitable Foundation, The Maine Timberland Trust, Franklin Savings Bank, The Town of Farmington, the Northern Border Regional Commission and the state of Maine’s snowmobile program.
“Fritz and I remember skiing and biking across the old trestle between Farmington and West Farmington in the 1980s. The rebuilding of the Sandy River trestle will be a great asset for the community through improving access and providing safe passage across the river while connecting the Whistle Stop Trail to downtown Farmington and the western foothills and mountains. We are thrilled that community support and funding have come together to help bring this project to fruition after all these years!” Said Susan Onion.
About High Peaks Alliance: The High Peaks Alliance is a volunteer, non-profit organization made up of local hunters, hikers, birders, loggers, fishermen, snowmobile and ATV riders, Maine Guides, x-country skiers, mountain bikers, and others working together since 2007 to ensure continuing public access to Maine’s High Peaks Region for residents as well as visitors. We welcome those who would set aside differences to work together to ensure public access for present and future generations in the High Peaks region. For more information, contact Brent West at [email protected].
VIDEO: Local Students use bridge project for real world learning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?