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GCC looking to fix bridges on Mt. Zion nature trail


June 12, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe A Mt. Zion nature trail bridge over a creek on the campus of Gogebic Community College in Ironwood is in disrepair after being damaged in a flood in 2016. College officials hope to repair this and other bridges in an effort to revive the trail.

IRONWOOD - Behind the ski chalet of Mt. Zion lies a hidden gem - a nature walk through the woods, over a small stream, covering approximately a mile. The walk has been used year round for hiking, snowshoeing and fishing, and even Frisbee golf, said a Gogebic Community College spokesperson.

However, in 2016 a great "hundred year flood" severely damaged the two wooden bridges along the path. College officials plan to repair the bridges.

"Imagine how nice this would be if these bridges were redone," said college president George McNulty told the Daily Globe on a recent walk along the trail. "...

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