Monday, June 13, 2011

BRIDGE

Built in 1963, the bridge that goes to Elk Creek campground has done one heck of a job.

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Sure, it’s been refurbished a time or two in it’s forty eight years of service to America, but, that’s still one heck of a track record.

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We get to travel over this piece of history, each trip to the Elk Creek Campground.

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We know that the bridge’s days are numbered, so we take this opportunity to look it over before it is gone.

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The new replacement bridge is being built right beside the old one.

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I wonder if our modern construction techniques will hold up for 48 years.

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The contractor’s start date was in 2010.

In our lifetime the size and weight of recreational vehicles has increased astronomicly.  I’m sure that it was a tough call for the USFS decision makers, to remove such a cool old bridge. However safety is rule number one, as the US Forest Service serves America.

2 comments:

Dave and Susie said...

I wonder why they (Forest Service) don't make it a bicycle or pedestrian bridge out of it. Good place to hang a pole off of and fish maybe?

Happy Camper said...

We love Elk Creek...it was our favorite campground. Gonna miss that old bridge!