Monday, February 13, 2012

Goodbye old bridge - part 2

On the final day of working on installing the new driving bridge, the old walking bridge was taken down. We weren't there to see it, but had representatives on hand to document the historic moment. The first photo was taken after Farmer John made his last trip across the bridge on our way to work. 

The rest of the photos were taken by Farmer John's Dad - I'll let them tell the story. 

Watch your step! The ramps leading up to the main span of the walking bridge are still in place, and a few people have started walking on them before realizing it's not the best way to cross the creek anymore. We'll be working to salvage some materials from the bridge, and the rest will be cut up and scrapped. The walking bridge has been a big part of our lives for the past 6 years, and part of the farm for much longer. We're excited to be progressing to a new stage of farm life. 


  1. Lorraine in WisconsinFebruary 13, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    What a lot you have accomplished in the past few months! Congratulations and thank you for the very descriptive photos and posts.

  2. I think I might read a little nostalga in your words? It is always surprising isn't it, although we know we need to move forward we look back at where we have been and where we have travel and smile at the road (or bridge) we have traveled on. Cheers!

  3. Wow, that makes me feel nostalgic even though I haven't walked the bridge myself. Congrats on the next step.

  4. Dad said the bridge was built before I came into their lives = arond 1961. It's amazing. Never thought I'd see it gone - redone maybe, but gone? I was astonished at the machine in the creek. That was a favorite swimming spot. Can't wait to see the new one painted and ready for traffic. Are you walking across it now or driving over at the crossings?

  5. "Danger" ToppeFebruary 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    You should set up a zip-line from the landing on your side of the old bridge to the road side landing!


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