The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

New Bridge Opens To Cross Creek - Brevard NC


Last updated 12/3/2014 at 1:21pm

Courthouse Creek Road in Pisgah National Forest is now reopened to the public after the new bridge over the creek has been completed.

The old ford, called a "vented" ford, was removed because it was clogged with rock and other debris, negatively affecting trout habitat.

The pipes underneath the old bridge were continually getting filled with rock when it rained hard, and many times the road was impassable. But the bigger issue was that it created a barrier for aquatic organisms.

"We're really trying to focus on stream crossings that don't provide stream passage for aquatic organisms u...

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