Thursday, April 7, 2016

Pterodactyls Ate our Bridge

In the spring & summer, when the Low Line and the Keughan irrigation ditches give our homestead the name of The Double Ditch, they look like trout streams. For a while, they are. The ditches were dug by hand at the end of the 19th century and meander like a natural stream. When the ditches flow in the spring they fill up with trout from the Gallatin River. My brother Bill caught a 14" rainbow behind this barn. (Click on pics to enlarge.)
   Pterodactyls showed up at 8 AM Monday morning and chewed on the old wood bridge that carried River Road over the Keughan Ditch.  (just say Kew-in.)  

By noon the 50 year old bridge was chomped, the road shut and we were cut off.

 They swung a 8 x 12 x 16 foot steel culvert into the deep wound where the old bridge used to be.

   By noon the next day, they were done.

    Change happens real fast around here.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

They prepared you for the "100 year event" -- what with global warming and all!