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Fink Truss Cleanup

October 23, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Here is an opportunity to help “beautify” a historical ASCE Landmark: the Fink Truss Bridge in Riverside Park in Lynchburg.

We have two missions:
1. Primarily, cut as much bamboo as we can on the east side of the bridge. Most of the cut bamboo needs to be hauled up the hill to the park road and laid next to the road, parallel to the road to the extent possible. A small amount of the bamboo should be put into the gulley to the left of the trail about 100 feet downstream of the bridge. I can point out these locations when we get there.
2. A smaller task is to shovel leaves off the steps on the embankment to the left of the bridge.

The City of Lynchburg will provide some loppers, gloves, and a shovel. Anyone who also has gloves or loppers can bring their own also.

The gameplan is to meet and work from 9 am – 1 pm.
We can have some pastries, coffee, juice available in the morning.
Then, have some pizza and drinks available in the afternoon.

The coordinates are:
You can park by the tennis courts, then walk a couple hundred yards down the hill and past the train exhibit to the Fink Truss Bridge.

Please let John Vadnal know if you are interested by Wednesday, Oct. 20, so we can have a headcount of who is coming.

Thanks so much. I look forward to seeing you there!


October 23, 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm




Fink Truss
2238 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24503 United States