Multiple-Use Management and Corridor Sharing


Yellow Creek Bridge Project - Pennsylvania

The old bridge in 2010, prior to removal

New bridge over Yellow Creek.

RTP funds were used to construct an 85 foot fiberglass hiking bridge connecting the 300 mile Mid State Trail in Loysburg, Pennsylvania. The new bridge provides a safe span over Yellow Creek, and replaces a 100 year-old wire and wood swinging bridge that had become unsafe after suffering from years of flooding and nature’s other elements.

This beautiful bridge enhances trail usage and enjoyment by all users to encourage more outdoor recreation. Not only will local Mid State Trail hikers use this bridge, Great Eastern Trail users will be able to enjoy this crossing. The bridge already attracts hikers, bikers, fishermen, hunters and mushroom hunters as well as church groups, backpackers, birders, picnickers, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

The new 85-foot fiberglass bridge

The new 85-foot fiberglass bridge

More winners of this award

2023: Prospectors Loop Trails

2021: Doty Bridge Replacement

2020: Pine Street Woods

2019: Mount Emily Recreation Area – Oregon

2018: Wildcat Rock Trail - North Carolina

2018: Brule River Bridge - Wisconsin

2017: Middle Fork National Recreation Trail Improvements - Oregon

2016: Dolan Springs Trail - Arizona

2015: Boardman Bridge - Idaho

2014: Discovery Hill Community Trails - Idaho

2013: Longleaf Trace Equestrian Trail Improvements and Extension - Mississippi

2012: Kwolh Butte Shelter - Oregon

2011: White River Valley Trail - Missouri

2010: Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area - Maine

2009: Meduxnekeag River Bridge - Maine

2008: Boundary Canal Trail (Phases I and II) - Florida

2007: Wild Rivers State Trail - Wisconsin

2006: Lake Russell Multiple-Use Trail - Georgia

2005: Johnson Camp Trail Project - California

2004: Minooka Off-Highway Vehicle Park - Alabama

2003: Morrison Trail Project - Montana