Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A bridge that's not for you!


Some RVers are fascinated by bridges. They may take a week or so visiting covered bridges in New England. We knew one "retired" bridge engineer who made it a major point in this life to photograph as many unusual bridges he could find. While some bridges are "off limits" to pedestrian traffic--for obvious reasons, like oncoming trains--there is one bridge in Montana that's off limits to pedestrians and vehicles alike. Animals only, mate!

This "animal bridge" is over Highway 93 near Evaro, Montana on the Salish-Kootenai Indian Reservation. If you happen to know the local jargon, you'll find a lot of signs in this area written for non-English speakers. Somehow we doubt the local animals pay much attention to either the Native or English print, the bridge is their free pass across a busy highway that might otherwise spell, R-O-A-D-K-I-L-L.

photo: R&T DeMaris

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