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Exciting October Update

by admin • November 1, 2021

Dear Friends, Laurie and I continue to be fully committed to build the Max LeNail Memorial Bridge in San Diego’s Mission Trails Regional Park. We are making steady and substantial progress towards our goal.  After recent rains, the San Diego River Crossing where Max drowned on January 29 is now under three feet of water. The City Attorney has installed […]


San Diego Councilman And Senator Secure $1.5 Million For ‘Bridge For Max’

by admin • July 23, 2021

City Councilman Raul Campillo on Thursday announced $1.5 million in state funding for the “Bridge for Max” initiative to construct a pedestrian and bicycle bridge at the San Diego River Trail Crossing in the park where a 21-year-old man drowned in January. [Read more at KPBS]


‘Bridge For Max’ project gets $1.5M state grant

by admin • July 23, 2021

A family’s push to bring a bridge to the Mission Trails river crossing where their son died in January just got a major boost from the state. District 7 Councilmember Raul Campillo joined Max LeNail’s family Thursday to announce a $1.5 million grant from the state will help fund the project at Mission Trails Regional […]


Press conference to announce major public funding for #BridgeForMax

by admin • July 18, 2021

Laurie Yoler and Ben Lenail will be in San Diego on July 22nd to participate in a press conference with the Mayor, the President of the California State Senate, and Councilmember Raul A. Campillo to announce major public funding for the Maximilian Lenail Memorial Bridge. This public funding, added to the $750K that has already raised from family, friends […]


Councilmembers Join Call For Bridge Over San Diego River to Honor Runner, 21, Who Drowned

by admin • May 21, 2021

Max LeNail was on a run in Mission Trails, which encompasses 8,000 acres and more than 60 miles of trails, when he went missing in January. City Councilmember Raul Campillo, chair of the Mission Trails Regional Park Task Force, said Wednesday he supports constructing a pedestrian and bicycle bridge at the San Diego River Crossing […]


Councilman Campillo Backs Mission Trails Bridge Honoring Memory of Max Lenail

by admin • May 21, 2021

Councilman Raul Campillo, chair of the Mission Trails Regional Park Task Force, Wednesday expressed support for constructing a pedestrian and bicycle bridge at the San Diego River Crossing in Mission Trails Regional Park to honor the memory of a 21-year-old student who drowned at the crossing in January. “I will vote to advance this proposal […]


San Diego councilmember pledges support for ‘Bridge for Max’ at Mission Trails

by admin • May 20, 2021

San Diego Councilmember Raul Campillo announced his support Wednesday for a bridge in Mission Trails Regional Park to honor a 21-year-old who drowned at a trail crossing this year. Campillo, who is chair of the Mission Trails Regional Park Task Force, held a press conference to announce his support and call for the construction of […]


Councilmember Raul Campillo to Host Press Conference to Formally Announce his Support for a “Bridge for Max.”

by admin • May 19, 2021

San Diego City Councilmember Raul Campillo, District 7, will host a press conference on Wednesday May 19th, 2021 to announce support for a pedestrian and bicycle crossing bridge at the San Diego River Crossing in Mission Trails Regional Park. See the press release from Councilmember Raul Campillo. The event will be held at the  Mission […]


A Bridge for Max Receives Unanimous Recommendation by Mission Trail Regional Park Citizens’ Advisory Committee

by admin • May 6, 2021

Citizens’ Advisory Committee recommendation to initiate creation of a pedestrian bridge will move on the Task Force Meeting on May 20th SAN DIEGO – May 6, 2021 – The Bridge For Max campaign, an effort to fundraise and advocate for the creation of a pedestrian bridge at the San Diego River Crossing Trail at Mission […]


My Friend Max Died Trying to Cross a River. Now, His Parents Want to Build a Bridge.

by admin • May 4, 2021

A footbridge on this San Diego Trail would prevent more hikers from befalling a similar fate, and honor their son. by Zoe Gates [Read more from Zoe Gates writing for Backpacker]