Pathway bridges in poor shape
To the Editor:
I was the person that posted the two warning notices on the bridge after the Davis Park playground in Bethel.
My wife fell on one of the three hand-rail bridges crossing the swamp. She broke her kneecap in several places and got a half-inch splinter in the palm of her left hand.
I regret to say that all three bridges are in sad shape. The tripped-on southbound bridge had almost all the 2x6 planking exposed at the end. The thickness of the ends of the 2x6’s ranged from one and three-eighths to one and one-half inches wide.
She has been flat in her chair since July 16, with a full-length splint on her left leg.
She lay on the bridge for five to 10 minutes. She had a young, fast-walking girl come by, but she didn’t stop. Finally, a man walking his dog came by, but didn’t stop at first. He went 50 to 100 feet and then came back. He said he thought that she was just waiting for someone. He got someone in a service uniform to carry her out to the parkway on the trail that runs up the hill.