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TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Jan 27, 2013 - 08:32pm PT

The Ahwahnee Bridge in Yosemite Valley is one of several historic bridges that the National Park Service may demolish as part of its "Merced River Plan." Their plan is open for public comment until April 2013 and can be found at http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/mrp-deis-doc.htm

Removal of this or other bridges will significantly impact access for visitors to Yosemite and adversely effect the historic character of the valley landscape. They also plan to remove the famous Ice Rink, which is hardly next to the river, but deemed incompatible with recreational values there. Please comment on their short-sighted demolition plans.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
Graffiti Bridge (Wards Ferry, Tuolumne River)

American Grafitti
American Grafitti
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

I just had to include this one

The Power of Choss
The Power of Choss
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT

ps. Btw, the Wards Ferry road is one of the great backroads of northern California, if you are ever in Groveland needing to go to Sonora (or vice versa) go that way, tellm Dingus sentchya.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:33am PT
Goodpasture bridge,Vida, or.
Credit: kennyt
perswig

climber
Mar 10, 2013 - 08:15pm PT


Dale
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Mar 10, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
Crawfish Bridge YNP
Crawfish Bridge YNP
Credit: google images (or dude who signed it in lower left)


Judith River Bridge, Montana
Judith River Bridge, Montana
Credit: google images
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Mar 10, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
Credit: mojede

Animal bridge, Montana
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
Mojede any idea as to the "why" of the bridge bend?

DMT
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:11pm PT
Animal bridges are awesome!
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Mar 11, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
I couldn't wait on Mojede's reply...
At the north end of the bridge you can easily see where the Judith River left its banks and did the damage.

http://www.dogcaught.com/2011/07/27/more-on-the-judith-river-bridge/


Appalachian Trail pedestrian bridge over the Toccoa River
Appalachian Trail pedestrian bridge over the Toccoa River
Credit: Tobia
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Mar 14, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
When this bridge opens on May 3rd, about 40 invited BASE jumpers are going to have 3 days of fun with this. Worlds Tallest, over 1,300', to the road deck and then those pillars are another 500'!!!
Credit: Hankster
Credit: Hankster
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 14, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
Animal bridges are awesome!

In many cases, yes. In the case of the scores the enviros forced the Alaska
Pipeline to build, not so much. They were afraid the pipeline, standing
high above the tundra, would scare the caribou and change their migration.
Right, like that woulda happened. Having worked up there I can assure you
the caribou absolutely love those 'bridges' to smithereens! The bulls will
get up on 'em to make sure some interloper isn't exercising his designs on
his wimmen. But no other self-repecting caribou is gonna waste calories
walking over the silly things. On warm and windless days the rest of the
'bou will be found standing in the shade provided by the pipe. The elevated
pipe also provides a bit of a venturi effect for any wind there is which
helps to keep the damn bugs off.

And did I mention that the only things 'bou are scared of are wolves?
When you go out to your truck in the morning you often have to shoo the
'bou away. Yeah, they're so afraid of people. Well, ok, unless you're
dressed like an Inuit hunter.
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Mar 14, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
I've posted this before but it fits your thread and you get two bridges for the price of one. Yes it's me jumping.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2013 - 11:14am PT
Drive By......





DMT
WBraun

climber
Apr 17, 2013 - 11:21am PT
This thread is not "TRAD".

It's full of sport people.

TRAD people don't use bridges.

They swim across the water and have adventure.

Piranha, crocodiles, electric eels, poisonous snakes and man eating sharks help make adventure more fun.

What has America become just driving in air condition vehicle over the top of the adventure?

Just see ..... :-)
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - May 28, 2013 - 10:35am PT








DMT
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
May 28, 2013 - 10:50am PT
Many fond memories around that bridge, DMT!

Here's the bridge spanning Deception Pass (WA). Awesome kayaking spot:

Credit: mooser

Its shadow cast over some sweet standing waves:

Credit: mooser

Drawbridge between Portage Bay and Lake Union - Seattle:

Credit: mooser
George Bell

Trad climber
Colorado
May 28, 2013 - 11:20am PT
How many have bagged this one?
Credit: George Bell
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
May 28, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Credit: ElCapPirate
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
May 28, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
taken off the net
ant bridge
ant bridge
Credit: manzanita man
Credit: manzanita man
Credit: manzanita man
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 11, 2013 - 04:54am PT
The Main MID Diversion Canal and a bridge over some awfully cold water...
The Main MID Diversion Canal and a bridge over some awfully cold water out of the Merced, out of the bottom of Exchequer, out of the bottom of McSwain--did I say it's dammed cold water?!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Wide thingie.
Wide thingie.
Credit: mouse from merced
The other, shorter wide thingie.
The other, shorter wide thingie.
Credit: mouse from merced
Posted!  All over the place!
Posted! All over the place!
Credit: mouse from merced
The concrete flume is the Modesto Irrigation District's Main Diversion Canal crossing Dry Creek. At the other end is the diversion for their Lateral Canal #2.

The landowners (apparently) are uptight. Their sign has a police dog saying "Go ahead. Make my day!"

What, are they afraid someone's gonna come along and try to climb that wide thing? Or that short wide thing on the other side?

[I heard Royal got shut down on this baby, BITD.]

It's on the road from Hughson to Oakdale.
Credit: mouse from merced



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