The Middle Bridge replacement project

KNSC salutes the many people who willingly give their time and talent in behalf of the trails. Volunteers – you’re our heros!

middlebridgeIIIPlanning for this project, the biggest undertaking in club history, began following the spring washout of 2013. In the summer of 2015, the boots finally hit the ground. Our volunteers put their shoulders to the wheel starting on May 14th, and wrapped up on October 16th. This $30,000 project was funded by KNSC and the City of Hancock, with grants from Keweenaw Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of the U.P., and Plum Creek Foundation.

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The bridge was built with 930 hours of volunteer labor.

When you cross the Middle Bridge, you may thank:

middlebridgeIIBridge Master Mark Roberts -262 hours hands on and countless extra hours planning, coordinating, researching. The brains behind the project!
Arlyn Aronson – 347 hours hands on plus many hours in helping out with all the details. The project’s second in command and Chief Bottle Washer.
Pete Loubert – 49 hours
Ken Rubin – 36 hours
Andre LePleume – 28 hours
Sandy Aronson – 26 hours
Don Arkin – 15 hours
Rich Kriznarich – 19 hours
Jay Green – 9 hours

And also many more hours of help from:

CMU/MTU Physical Therapy students, Adam Wellstead, Bryan Lagalo, Candi Silvola, Clare Rosen, Greg Booth, Danielle Foertsch, Dave Watkins, Debbie Hart, Donna, Donna, Drew, Emanuel, Janis Wilkins, Jeff Bolte, John Diebel, Joyce Koskenmaki, Kathy Roberts, Larry Truel, Mike Schreiber, Rich Featherly, Steve Wright, Sue Collins, and many guys of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

 

 

 

  • Candle Luminary Event
    December 26, 2018 6:00 pm

    Ski, snow shoe, pedal your snow bike or walk around a loop lit by beautiful luminaria. Roast hot dogs and marshmallows by the bonfire. Bring your left over holiday goodies to share! Guaranteed family fun to cap off the holidays.

  • Heikinpaiva parade!
    January 26, 2019 10:30 am

    Join in the fun! March with KNSC as "the bear rolls over". Line up at the Scott Hotel parking lot at 10:30, parade at 11. Lots of fun at the Finnish American Heritage Center afterwards.

  • Retro Ski Fest
    January 27, 2019 12:00 pm

    Retro Ski....chili is back! Fire-roasted chili at the Triangle in Churning Rapids from noon to 2, then we start blazing trail. 

    RSVP: Contact either Jay Green at (h) 487-5411 (c) 370-1400 or John Diebel 281-1486 if you are coming.