The Tridge is the formal name of a three legged wooden footbridge spanning the confluence of the Tittabawassee and Chippewa Rivers in Chippewassee Park in Midland. The Tridge opened in 1981. It consists of one 31-foot (9.4 m) tall central pillar supporting three spokes. Each spoke is 180 feet long by 8 feet wide.
The Tridge is one of Midland's largest tourist attractions and people often travel from all over the country to visit it! Its three legs span out to Chippewassee Park, St. Charles Park (Old Red Coats) and the Farmer's Market areas. The Chippewa Nature trail also begins at the Tridge. To access the Tridge by vehicle, head to Downtown Midland or plug "111 W. Main Street" (Midland Area Farmers Market) into your GPS. You can't miss it!
The Tridge also marks the starting point of the Pere Marquette Rail Trail , a Michigan Rails to Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame trail. Although being mainly a footbridge, bicycles, skateboards, and in-line skates are also allowed on the tridge. It is the focal point for summer evening concerts. Fishing is generally not permitted from the Tridge, although it does occur frequently.
In order to claim credit for finding this virtual, you MUST visit each end of the Tridge and send me the answers to the following three questions either by email or through a message. Please do NOT post any pictures with spoilers. Any other pictures are very much appreciated.
1: Farmers Market N 43 36.708 W84 14.914
What is the name of this sculpture?
2: Chippewassee Park N 43 36.653 W 84 15.076
What is the year on the plaque?
3: St. Charles Park N 43 36.626 W 84 14.879
WHERE did Father Nouvel land?
Please post a picture of you and/or your GPS anywhere around the Tridge.
Please don't post any pictures with spoilers.
Virtual Rewards 2.0 - 2019/2020
This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between June 4, 2019 and June 4, 2020. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards 2.0 on the Geocaching Blog.