Bridge Dedication at Montgomery Bell State Park Tennessee

Bridge Dedication at Montgomery Bell State Park to recognize volunteers who donated supplies, expert trade skills, to rebuild a walking bridge washed away by the 2010 floods.

Volunteers from the Nashville Building & Construction Trades carry lumber to the site of walking bridge in the heart of Montgomery Bell State Park that was washed away in the 2010 floods.

Volunteers from the Nashville Building & Construction Trades carry lumber to the site of walking bridge in the heart of Montgomery Bell State Park that was washed away in the 2010 floods.

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA), a Nashville-based non-profit, conservation organization, is pleased to announce a Bridge Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony planned to recognize volunteers who rebuilt a walking bridge in the heart of Montgomery Bell State Park washed away by the 2010 floods, as part of USA’s Adopt-A-Park program. **The event will take place on Saturday, March 29, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Montgomery Bell State Park, 1020 Jackson Hill Road, in Burns, Tenn.

**Program for Photo Opportunities:

10:30 – 11:15 – Welcome/Refreshments – Woodhaven Picnic Pavilion – Live Bluegrass musicians, Boy Scouts of America Troop #85 and Guests enjoy a short program led by Fred Myers, Executive Director of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance. Myers is slated to recognize the union volunteers from the Nashville Building & Construction Trades, Spann Brothers Lumber Co., and Montgomery Bell State Park.

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 – Guests enjoy a nature trail ranger walk to the bridge.

11:45 a.m. – Noon – Ribbon cutting; Guests take first “ceremonious” walk across the bridge.
All lumber used to build the bridge is reclaimed wood from fallen trees in the park.

Visitors to Montgomery Bell State Park enjoy a walk across a newly-constructed walking bridge made entirely from reclaimed wood from fallen trees in the park.

Visitors to Montgomery Bell State Park enjoy a walk across a newly-constructed walking bridge made entirely from reclaimed wood from fallen trees in the park.

“American’s more than 7,000 state parks are an intrinsic part of our country’s culture and legacy, but they’re continually faced with budget challenges and often have a backlog of repair and maintenance projects,” said Fred Myers, Executive Director of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance. “USA’s Adopt-A-Park program brings together volunteers to help renew, rebuild and restore America’s parks so they will be here to enjoy for future generations.”

About the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) is a union-dedicated, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, whose members hunt, fish, shoot and volunteer their skills for conservation. The USA is uniting the union community through conservation to preserve North America’s outdoor heritage. For more information, visit www.unionsportsmen.org or www.facebook.com/unionsportsmen.

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