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Closure of Company Mill Bridge for Structural Repairs

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Roy Cooper, Governor
Susi H. Hamilton, Secretary
Release Note: 
Katie Hall
Release Date: 
Friday, October 18, 2019

Closure of Company Mill Bridge for Structural Repairs

Raleigh -- The Company Mill Bridge at William B. Umstead State Park will be closed beginning Monday, Oct. 21 for structural repair. The bridge is the only way to cross Crabtree Creek in the park. Repairs are expected to take two weeks.
Visitors may still hike the Company Mill trail from each end but will not be able to hike the entire loop during the bridge closure. 
"The Company Mill Bridge is at the heart of the park,” said Umstead Superintendent Scott Letchworth. “These repairs will upgrade the bridge and provide a safer crossing over Crabtree Creek.”
Park staff ask that visitors abide by the closure, which will be in effect seven days per week, for their safety. Updates on the bridge re-opening will be available on the park’s website at 
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