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Blue Ridge Youth Center
Young Offenders Forest Conservation Program
1998 Winter Storm Clean up - Page 4

"We find two large trees to make the stringers that stretch from bank to bank of the creek," said Keith Suttles, a state forestry officer who leads the inmates crews. "Local lumber companies have donated lumber that we use to provide the bridge decking. Most of these bridges are four feet wide. Some have been as long as 40 feet."

Here, crewmen construct a footbridge for an elderly couple over Roaring Creek in Avery County.

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