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Old 12-15-2011, 03:51 AM   #2521
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i have a ford thats closer
I believe at this point it is my turn to say something like:

Pics or it didn't happen!
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:36 AM   #2522
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Think low water bridge....
Nope. A low water bridge is just that, a bridge that sits low and gets flooded over during high water events.
A Ford is a shallow place or spot to cross a stream, river with no improvements.
Technically speaking what eepeqez tagged isn't a proper "ford" because of the concrete but it's close enough for this game. It looks like it has pipes under it so the concrete is dry at low flows correct? If so I'd call it a submarine bridge.
I had pics of two great examples of a low water bridge and a ford but must have deleted them...
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:53 AM   #2523
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Nope. A low water bridge is just that, a bridge that sits low and gets flooded over during high water events.
A Ford is a shallow place or spot to cross a stream, river with no improvements. .
Then I'm heading out in the woods on the KTM this weekend...
There sure as s**t isn't anything else that I can think of within reach.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:54 AM   #2524
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wish I could drive my "ford" over a water bridge!

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Old 12-15-2011, 07:31 AM   #2525
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The only thing I can find locally that even comes close to this tag is one we used in the TriTOR -> it might not be a proper Ford but it's about the same as the tag shot.

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Old 12-15-2011, 07:32 AM   #2526
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I'll go get one in a little while...Stay tuned!
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:18 AM   #2527
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The only thing I can find locally that even comes close to this tag is one we used in the TriTOR -> it might not be a proper Ford but it's about the same as the tag shot.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=3364

That's far from being underwater at the moment... I think it's at least a foot or two out of the water, if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:40 PM   #2528
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Low water bridge


Submarine bridge


A closer view. There is a concrete slab all the way across.


A Ford....not a Chevy


It's called Island Ford off Island Ford Rd. 38.785887, -78.393036



Better shot looking across the river. You can make out the road coming out of the river just to the left of the painted tree.


It mainly gets used by a couple tractors to haul hay across the river. It may be possible by someone on a tall bike during the driest part of the summer but the rocks are slick and it's crotch deep for most of the way.

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We'll just pretend you could ride your bike across, ok?


Right now it's chest deep.


New tag...a wooden foot bridge.




Bonus points for a nice little creek going under the bridge.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:04 PM   #2529
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Looks like you had fun with the Ford tag.

I've got a wooden foot bridge in my back yard...crossing over my fish pond. The dogs use it when playing tag more than us humans. And I've got a second one out in the woods on a walking trail. But that may be too easy for a grab. Might have to search around for something a bit more out of the way.
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Looks like you had fun with the Ford tag.

I've got a wooden foot bridge in my back yard...crossing over my fish pond. The dogs use it when playing tag more than us humans. And I've got a second one out in the woods on a walking trail. But that may be too easy for a grab. Might have to search around for something a bit more out of the way.

Wanna go ride a nearby hare scrambles course this weekend??? Fords, bridges, etc. all in one place.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:08 PM   #2531
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Wanna go ride a nearby hare scrambles course this weekend??? Fords, bridges, etc. all in one place.
My bikes too much of a big pig for that kind of riding....now if I had something smaller I'd be all over it.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:34 PM   #2532
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My bikes too much of a big pig for that kind of riding....now if I had something smaller I'd be all over it.

A year ago, I had four dirt bikes... Down to one at this point.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:36 PM   #2533
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Looks like you had fun with the Ford tag.
Yeah, and I don't even like Fords!

The one in the picture gets "just" low enough in the summer to cross with a TALL bike if you don't slip on the VERY slippery rocks...then you would be screwed.
That being said I have never tried it and I have only seen a couple big tractors moving hay bails across in the summer.
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:07 PM   #2534
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Wooden Foot Bridge Grab

We don't have many "hills" around these parts so this is about what we get for foot bridges...and I didn't include the ones @ my house.

With dry stream


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Camels...(or some other animal that's native to the African Continent).



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