This time my walk started out at the River House. I don't have any established routes there yet but due to very warm weather I try to start out at early as I can.
The street at one end of our property leads over a draw bridge. I admit traffic can be a bit noisy at times as cars rumble across it. I see people walking or biking across the bridge and thought I'd give it a try.
I climbed the stairs on the permanent part of the bridge. This seems to be where it joins for the part that lifts. That is our property on the left. The bridge is much higher than I expected. Of course the river is on the low side this time of year.
The walkway of the bridge is made up of wooden slats.
Here's another view of the walkway and bridge. You can see down to the water between the slats on the walkway. I did not find that at all reassuring. In fact, I didn't continue over the bridge.
Years ago apparently quite a bit of river traffic passed this way but that is no longer the case. I understand from people in the area that the bridge is only opened a couple of times a year these days. Just enough to assure it works. I want to find out when it is scheduled to open, I want to see that.
Meanwhile I'm going to find another route to walk.