Okay, boys and girls, this should settle any rumors about any bridge closings at Zealand. District Ranger, John Scrafas has assured me that the bid did go out on deck resurfacing for the Zealand (at the campground) bridge. However, the bids came back extraordinarily high and absolutely no contract was awarded and the bidding was cancelled. Even if a new bid were to be (not likely)issued it would still take 90 days, after the bidding was opened to allow all interested parties the opportunity to bid, before just the the bidding phase closed. Even longer to choose the company that would be awarded the contract. Taking us far into winter for sure before any construction could take place. YES!!! I am all set to hike Zealand on 9-11-04. Any bodies want to come along…… now that it’s that much easier?