We'll be taking a field trip after the December 12 Meetup and Meetup Meal. We've had several requests to go to Old Alton Bridge, so here we go, now that the weather's cooler and the bugs aren't so bad.
We'll be dining at Genti's Pizza & Pasta on Swisher Road, so we'll be less than 4 miles from the Bridge. We always enjoy going to Old Alton Bridge. Be sure to bring your cameras and audio recorders! I don't remember if we've ever been there and not gotten either interesting photos, evps or both. Sometimes someone will have even more of an experience!
Be sure to bring the proper attire. Open toed shoes are not recommended. The paths are equestrian trails, and there are sometimes things in the path (twigs, too). Bring jackets and hats in case you need them. It does get cold out there sometimes.
Instructions to Old Alton Bridge
From I-35E take the Swisher Rd exit (in Hickory Creek/Corinth) and turn west (left if you’re going northbound). Go approximately 3.7 miles. You’ll pass a high school on the right, keep going on Swhisher Rd. On the left there will be a storage place and a large cell tower. Just past there (as the road curves right) is Old Alton Road. Turn left. (If you go past the second high school and the cemetery, you’ve gone too far.) Approximately .02 miles on the left hand side you will see an entrance to a parking lot (this area is below the level of the road and may have potholes) and it’s just before the new bridge. Turn into that parking lot. We’ll meet at the benches. Follow the path from the parking lot (there’s an opening on the left side of the gate where you can easily walk in.)