A Pella Boy Scout worked over the past week to complete his Eagle Scout project by replacing a trail bridge at Big Rock Park.

Stephen Gaul tells KRLS News he and his family replaced the deck of the bridge along the green trail at the city park over the course of multiple days, with assistance from the City of Pella parks department. Gaul says his family identified the bridge as needing replacement, as they were frequent users, and the project grew in possibility as the local troop of scouts worked on a separate Eagle Scout project placing trail markers throughout the park.

“We like to come out here, there are some good geocaches out there,” he says. “The bridge had fallen into disrepair, and originally, I had wanted to do the bridge on the more southern end, but then [the city] re-did that, so there was one bridge left and I decided to redo this one.”

The bridge has been replaced, and is open for use. Gaul says they plan to add walking rails sometime over winter break.