The rain and melting snow has forced the Johnston Parks and Recreation to close several trails across the city including the Trestle to Trestle Bridge. Wednesday, the bridge collapsed beacuse of a massive ice jam and flooding.

The Johnston Parks and Recreation Director John Schmitz stopped by Good Morning Iowa to give us an update on the trails closed in the city. This morning, any trails close to Beaver Creek are closed, this includes Crown Point out to the Trestle to Trestle Bridge, the Beaver Creek Natural Resource area, Foxboror Trail area, and Augustine Trail.

The timeline for rebuilding the collapsed bridge is still unknown, according to Schmitz. Polk County Conservation owns the bridge.

"Polk County Conservation's on top of it. They're going to be doing assessments with it. They have to figure out if they can construct or reconstruct that and fix the problems in house or if they're going to have to bring in a contractor to do that." said John Schmitz.

You can get around the bridge by going to Beaver Drive to access the same trail.

I tried posting this separately under the Trail Conditions tab, but it doesn't seem to be working.

The High Trestle Trail is only clear for about 3 miles heading north from the Ankeny trail head. At that point, snow is still drifted over the trail as of 18 March.

#1 - Opus posted Mar 18, 2019

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