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RDCK re-opens most of the Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
July 29th, 2012

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has given the okay for people to once again use the most of the Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail.

The trail is part of the former Great Northern Rail bed that was transformed into a bike, walking or running trail.

The RDCK has now re-opened the trail from Salmo to Seloux Creek and from the Ravine Trestle to Troup.

A small part of the trail remains closed from Seloux Bridge to Ravine Trestle due to construction.

The previous closures were required to prevent encounters with Grizzly bears and a slide that occurred in the Spring at the Ravine Trestle location.

The closure from Seloux Bridge to Ravine Trestle is due to the remediation work being completed on the Ravine Trestle.

The closure will be intermittent throughout the months of July and August to accommodate Yellowhead Road & Bridge (Kootenay) Ltd. crews moving trucks and equipment within the trail section and construction of the trestle.

It is anticipated that the Ravine trestle will be completed by early September.

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