This Thursday, July 28, the Kellogg Lake Nature Center advisory group will hold a dedication ceremony of the new berm bridge. The bridge was constructed as a phase of the reclamation of the old rearing pond area which was stagnant and full of debris. The project included excavating a breach in the berm wall to allow lake current to clear the stagnation, removing dead trees, fabrication of the bridge that reconnects passage around the berm, and landscaping which will be the final phase. Special thanks are owed to many who contributed funds or work on the project: Snyder Excavating, Carthage City Engineer, Street, and Parks Departments, Carthage Community Foundation, Kip Smith Realty, Carthage Rotary Club, Shane Meister Towing Service, and Derrick Tilton & Sons. The 38-foot steel bridge was constructed by Wendall Schrock, Avilla, at a cost of $22,000.
The Kellogg Lake advisory group, a non-profit organization which has supported park improvements since 2001, will dedicate the bridge to the city at 5:45 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Photo courtesy of Beth Ytell Kang.