One of the affects of the prolific spring/summer rains (in Denton County, Texas) of 2007, is the damage done to infrastructure. Many local bridges were damaged or completely washed away. The replacement of those bridges has been underway ever since. Fortunately, most of the more highly used structures have been replaced. It is the lightly traveled county roads that seem to take awhile to be repaired.
Cycling loops that I have found in every direction are affected to some degree. Most, like the one shown above, are not passable by car. However, the adventurous cyclist can manage to cross with only a minor delay. This bridge is near our place and one that requires that I stop and walk the bike across frequently. Like the many short stretches of gravel roads nearby, it’s just one more charming thing about living in a rural area.