Canal Bridge (Jericho Ditch)

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Foxx Trotter on July 31, 2007

Yeah, it's in the Great Dismal Swamp. It's one of many which were used during the logging days of years past. Today, these are occasionally used by park staff and researchers for swamp access. Hikers should remain on the ditch trails so as not to get lost in the swamp, which has happened a few times to some of the curious. Not all the bridges are in the best of shape, as they have been left to the elements. Oh yeah, I saw a couple black bears crossing Williamson Ditch while I was on my way back to the trailhead. To point out where these locations are, Williamson Ditch runs east from Jericho Ditch just to the north of where that point for the bridge is on the map. The Jericho Ditch Trailhead is on the other side of that point where a five points intersection is located. The other photo I just posted, the one of East Ditch, is the longest trail in Great Dismal Swamp at eleven miles. It runs from the northern portion of the swamp south to Lake Drummond.

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Photo taken in Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, 3100 Desert Road, Suffolk, VA 23434, USA

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  • Uploaded on July 30, 2007
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    by Foxx Trotter
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A620
    • Taken on 2007/07/08 19:10:25
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 7.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired