River bank erosion

The Big Blue River is quickly eroding the bank beside the Blue River Rail Trail’s covered bridge. Trail volunteers are seeking funding to build jetties just upstream to keep the area intact.

Plans are under way to save the Blue River Rail Trail north of Marysville from fast-paced erosion as the river beside it has changed course in recent years.

Lately, high waters on the river continue to take a toll, sweeping away segments of bank near the trail’s signature covered bridge.