The NC Paddle Trail Association continues its discussion with state agencies on preserving, protecting and enhancing public access to our waterways at NC DOT bridge crossings. I am looking for examples of the good, the bad and the ugly bridge crossing examples (see below). I would appreciate any photos you could share with me on bridge crossing access sites. Photos of bridges that have been replaced that had adequate access facilities but now access has been eliminated due to the replacement of the bridge would be excellent (before and after). Also where new designs have eliminated or impacted negatively access would be appreciated also. And finally, photos of any and all bridge crossing access sites you have would be appreciated.

Please include as much information as possible about the bridge location, water body name, road name or SR number, GPS coordinates if you have them, county, etc.

This information will be invaluable as we engage the state agencies in providing access to our public waterways. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Tom Potter, Executive Director
NC Paddle Trails Association