May 24, 2022

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Shogomoc Walking Bridge

Shogomoc Walking Bridge

The Shogomoc Walking Bridge is located on the west side of the St. John River at the mouth of the Shogomoc Stream, 4.52 km SW of Nackawic. The community of Shogomoc had a population of 100 and was relocated due to construction of the Mactaquac Dam down river. 

Shogomoc Walking Bridge

Shogomoc Walking Bridge

Shogomoc Walking Bridge

Shogomoc Walking Bridge

Shogomoc Walking Bridge

Prior to the construction of the Mactaquac Hydro Dam, the old road which crossed the stream had a bridge over it. It wasn’t removed and remnants of it can be seen just above the waterline. Back then, the Shogomoc stream had a waterfall to the left on the photo above. When Saint John River water levels are low, the falls are visible. These photos of the falls were taken by Leigh Watson during the summer of 2021. 

Shogomoac Falls

Shogomoac Falls

Shogomoac Falls

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6 thoughts on “Shogomoc Walking Bridge

  1. Way to many cars on the trail from Ritchie road to shogomoc. People should park and walk the trail as there are houses, animals, and children close to the road and it’s causing concern in the community. There are also Potholes in road and speed on the road is outrageous. It’s also sad to see the garbage down the sides of the road to the bridge and people are using the bathroom in the woods. The beauty of This area is going to be destroyed if we don’t address and fix the issues. May I suggest to gate off the trail to vehicles. Also, may I suggest an outhouse be placed at shogomoc.

  2. is this a hard trial for someone that has bad kness and has trouble walking?

  3. its so much fun to swim there too you can walk right out to where the old bridge was and climb on to the side of the bridge and jump off on the left side its 70 ft deeop

  4. I was up there visiting in September and locals took me to this bridge. I was so disgusted on the road that we drove to get to the access to the bridge. There was a sink hole there in the road that actually scared me. There was a pylon around it but that was all. The road was so narrow and two cars could not pass each other. I couldn’t believe that a bridge that was so lovely didn’t have proper access to view it.

    I will be sending off my comments to Tourism as well. I was completely disappointed and I can’t believe the people in that area haven’t done something to have this area properly fixed up for tourists to go to this beautiful area and enjoy the bridge that I’m thinking cost thousands and thousands of dollars to build.

    Shame on whatever level of government for allowing this!

  5. The easiest way to get to the bridge: take RT 102 at Pokiok and travel West, keep following the 102 through Pokiok and travel until you see the end of the paved road, just before the end turn right on a paved road and drive right to the bridge. may not be able to drive there in winter.

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