Celebrating the New Pussy’s Pond Footbridge

Pussy’s Pond Bridge in Springs, part of East Hampton Town, will have an opening celebration 12 noon Sunday, January 27 to mark the occasion of the completion of reconstruction of the footbridge over the headwaters of Accabonac Harbor.

The public is invited to gather at the bridge on the School Street side. The people responsible for the reconstruction will be recognized at the celebration, and the bridge will be dedicated to the children of Springs. Afterward, the celebration will continue nearby at Ashawagh Hall where food and beverages will be served.

The reconstructed bridge replaces the former bridge which was removed several years ago. Finally, the students of the nearby Springs School have a footbridge to once again use and enjoy. The bridge is constructed of trees harvested from the East End and was funded entirely with donations from the Hamptons community.

Efforts to rebuild the footbridge were led by the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society and its Pussy’s Pond Bridge Rebuilding Committee whose sole function was to coordinate the fundraising of the reconstruction program, act as project managers for the purchase of the bridge construction materials, and coordinate volunteers as the construction progressed.

The new Pussy's Pond Footbridge, photo, East Hampton Trails Preservation Society

The new Pussy’s Pond Footbridge. Photo, East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, ehtps.org.

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