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Log Bridges

Crossing the streams and gullies on the walking trails of Norman Wells are footbridges constructed out of huge driftwood logs. Like many a Northern visitor, these logs floated their way here from the south. Brought north from southern forests by the Mackenzie River, the logs were woven into the supports of the bridges by the NWT’s premier log builder and legendary resident, the late Rick Muyers, to create unique and gorgeous overpasses that have stood the test of time. Ricks logging artistry can be further admired in the meticulous restoration of the Wildcat Cafe in Yellowknife.