Jan. 6, 2024 Warren Brook Bridge

This was joint project between Upton Land Stewardship Committee, Blackstone Valley New England Mountain Bike Association, and Bay State Trail Riders Association. The project was located at the Warren Brook Conservation Area and involved a 60′ bridge where the decking was failing. Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) grate panels were placed directly on top of the old decking. Curbing installed, geo-textile material laid out on the decking anchored by pressure treated strips. Pea stone was spread on top of that. We now have a non-slip, safe bridge for users to enjoy. It was a super great collaborative effort and a lot of fun working with everyone!

Many thanks to the following volunteers: Becky Kalagher, Laura Zimmer, Robert Hatch, Stephanie Frend, Kevin Sylvia, Marcella Stasa, Bill Taylor, Craig McCoskery, Toby Teller, Bill Knott, Mary Overvett, Eric Reustle, Libba Moore, Scott Henderson, and Brian Forestal.

Project cost/value

52.31 hours     $2,050

BSTRA contribution to bridge materials $3,000

Town of Upton contribution to bridge materials $5,000

Blackstone Valley NEMBA contribution to bridge materials $750

BSTRA donated 217.5 sf geo-textile material worth $233

BSTRA donated 20 buckets of pea stone