Pedestrian suspension bridge and trail open in eastern Lincoln County

The Carolina Thread Trail and Sally’s YMCA in Denver, N.C., officially opened a 66-foot-long pedestrian suspension bridge and nearly mile-long trail on Thursday.

The bridge spans Forney Creek and is the gateway to the new trail.

The trail is in the Sally’s Y Preserve, 85 acres beside Sally’s YMCA that’s protected by the Catawba Lands Conservancy.

The trail connects to the 1.3-mile Thread Trail that’s in the conservancy’s Catawba Springs Preserve, 136 acres of neighboring conserved land.

People can hike and mountain bike on the trails.

Details: www.carolinathreadtrail.org.

Joe Marusak