Contact: Beth Shockley, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902; or Cindy Todd, 302-739-9210, or Shawn Heacock 302-577-3534, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation
Thompson’s Bridge entrance to Brandywine Creek State Park
to be closed evening of May 30 thru June 3 for construction
DOVER (May 27, 2016) – The Thompson’s Bridge entrance to Brandywine Creek State Park will be closed from Monday evening, May 30, through Friday, June 3, for a parking lot and trail paving project. The parking area and the western section of the park’s Rocky Run Trail, extending to the new Rocky Run Bridge, will also be closed during this time – as the paving culminates in the completion of the Rocky Run Bridge replacement project which began in late 2014.
Since the paving includes both the trail and the parking lot, the area will be closed to both vehicular and foot traffic for four days before reopening Saturday, June 4. Meanwhile, the Rockland trailhead, parking lot and trail on the east side of the Rocky Run Bridge will remain open for park users.
The new parking lot will have 30 lined spaces to alleviate parking confusion in the currently unlined lot, while the paved extension of the trail will allow users with disabilities access to the Rocky Run Bridge to view the confluence of the two creeks.
The Rocky Run Bridge was replaced in 2015 after damage from several storms eroded abutments of the old bridge and rendered it unsafe for passage.
Vol. 46, No. 196