By Katelyn Krumperman
Two weeks ago, part of the main bridge to Loon Mountain collapsed in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Fortunately, we have been able to redirect traffic to Loon Mountain via the South Peak Bridge in Lincoln. Since then, town, state, and Loon employees have been working around the clock to put up a temporary foot bridge for the 36th Annual New Hampshire Highland Games, Sept. 16-18. The bridge is now OPEN to the public.
Please note, Black Mountain Road has been closed by the town and is expected to open on Wednesday. In the meantime, the town has contacted homeowners about the road closure and Loon has been running a shuttle during the day for affected homeowners. For guests of the Mountain Club on Loon (hotel), there is still parking on site with a short shuttle service for luggage if needed to the lobby.
A BIG thanks goes out to everyone who has helped recover from Irene’s mean path. Once the Games are finished, a two-lane temporary vehicular bridge will be put in place for the upcoming winter season. In the spring, there are plans to rebuild the bridge. Thanks for your support and concern! We look forward to seeing you at the Highland Games this weekend!