The life of wood features is not infinite and the time has run out for the top ladder bridge on Corkscrew. Both the stringers and supports show significant signs of rot: the wood is easily pierced by a knife and fungus is growing along the surface. The slats also show signs of wear and lift easily from the stringers, another indication of decay. The feature will be dismantled this summer in accordance with the trail work plan submitted to and approved by Metro Vancouver.
Metro Vancouver has given approval for a new structure to replace the ladder bridge. The new ladder bridge will be designed by NSMBA builder Pat Podolski and will conform to standards established by Metro Vancouver for technical trail features on black diamond trails. Our goal is to have construction complete by the end of August.