Another case of the adequate being pushed aside for the new and improved. Another one-lane bridge is lost to progress. As a civil engineer, I understand load capacity and safety concerns, yet somehow the prior structure did its job for decades.
I spent most of my time on paved roads today, but did squeeze in time on a lonely stretch of gravel not visited lately. It is one of my favorites because it follows a ridge, gives pleasant views, and is amazingly void mechanical sounds.
There was this mechanical device, squeaking in the wind, and it was an auditory and visual standout.
This little stretch of lonely gravel offers views that provoke pondering, "I wonder where that goes?"