Bridge at West Neck Creek Natural Area to be removed

Friday, February 15, 2013

The wooden bridge at West Neck Creek Natural Area (2249 North Landing Road) located on the southeast corner of the Whitehurst-Buffington House will be removed due to safety concerns. Irreparable deterioration of the bridge’s supporting structure has made it unsafe for the public, and removal will take place in March. Citizens can still access this section of the trail system, but will be required to circumnavigate from the northern side of the trails.


Replacement of the bridge at West Neck Creek Natural Area is intended, pending available funding.


The West Neck Creek Natural Area is a wooded 217-acre site located in the southern part of the city across from the Municipal Center along North Landing Road. This natural area has been kept in its natural state with the exception of a series of shared use trails that total approximately 2.5 miles of soft path and .3 miles of paved ADA compliant trails. The trail system borders West Neck Road to the west and Princess Anne Road to the north. As a valuable aesthetic resource, the West Neck Creek Natural Area offers opportunity for passive recreational uses, such as hiking, fishing, birdwatching, nature observation and photography.


For more information, please contact Michael T. Moore in Parks & Natural Areas at 385-2080 or Brian K. Phelps in Planning, Design & Development at 385-1319.


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