Plans Underway For New Glen Burney Trail Bridge (2018-12-27 16:00:28)

Glen Burney Trail in Blowing Rock will get a new bridge next year.

The Watauga Democrat reports the trail has been closed since October 2017 after floods destroyed the old bridge that crossed over New Years Creek.

According to the report, construction of the new bridge will begin after this winter. The new bridge will sit higher and be longer than the old one.

The Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation Master Plan includes plans for the new bridge as well as plans to improve overall trail conditions.

Funding for the improvements is included in the 2018-2019 state budget.