Bridge over Deer Creek, Glenrock - Wondrous Wyoming

Disused railways make excellent biking/walking paths, people have been discovering wherever the trains are no longer so plentiful. The flat grade with no strenuous hills to climb make it perfect for all kinds of people wishing to get outdoors without extended effort.

This old train trestle is just one example.

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Many of these bridges were constructed when tall trucks and other vehicles weren't more than a figment of a sci-fi writer's imagination. So, they can often be quite low, prompting "head clearance" signs like this one.

Add a couple of cattle gates to close the route in bad conditions, like deep snow, and you have all the elements of a beautiful, rustic picture with just enough modern elements to span the generations.

The bridge itself has had a new deck put on it, but it's of a plasticky material that has warped in many spots making it very disconcerting to walk on! I hope they fix this error very soon.

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You can almost see the warping of the "boards" here. Some have had to have extra rivets added as well. Seems like an engineering project gone wrong - that's what you get when you award the contract to the lowest bidder...

Anyway, it's still a pretty bridge, and once they've repaired it (maybe with real wood), it will be a lovely walk again. I liked being able to get up close to the trees at a height usually visited by birds.

A lot of aspens grow around Deer Creek. I've been taught that aspens like a lot of water, so next to a creek is a great place for them to grow very tall. (I was also testing the new camera's ability to handle the sun like a pro - which it did.)

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More trees...
And some small pink flowers. I will try to find an identity, but... thus far, it has completely eluded me.

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Photos taken by myself in May 2020 with my Nikon D7200.

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Wondrous Wyoming

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Lori Svensen
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