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Ceremony to Officially Open New Long Pond Ironworks Bridge
At Long Pond Ironworks State Park, the restoration of the the Wanaque River bridge— washed away in Hurricane Irene in 2011—was finally completed at the end of 2016, with the finishing touches added late last year. At 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, the Friends of Long Pond Ironworks will be holding a ceremony with speakers from the Trail Conference and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to officially open the bridge. Following the bridge dedication, an opening ceremony for the newly redesigned Long Pond Ironworks Museum will take place. Park for both events at the Visitor Center (1334 Greenwood Lake Turnpike, West Milford, N.J.). Arrive by 11 a.m. in order to walk to the new bridge in time. Visit bit.ly/tc-lpiwb for more info.