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Old 02-27-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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Fayette County Piano Bridge

Hopefully it will be a dual sport only bridge.



From the current Fayette County Record.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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Good to see that.....
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:14 PM   #3
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wow..I am sure glad we got that location clarified!
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:50 PM   #4
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We're pretty lucky. Most of the bridges in this part of Texas are being replaced by concrete to support oil trucks working the Eagle Ford Shale. This one is between High Hill and Dubina.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:56 PM   #5
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Hey Mike, educate me-why is it called a piano bridge?
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:30 PM   #6
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Hey Mike, educate me-why is it called a piano bridge?
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:35 PM   #7
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It makes a ringing noise when you drive over it.

A couple of years ago some Evil Kneivel wanna-be in a pickup tried to jump from one approach to another. The bridge was in bad shape and he literally broke it's back. TexDot did a great job saving it. After the damage they dropped a big Hackberry across the western approach and piled up sand on the eastern approach. Rman and I were about to ride around (over, whatever) the hackberry and cross the bridge when we were struck by a bout of civic pride.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:52 PM   #8
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There's hope for you two after all!
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:18 AM   #9
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This is some of the prettiest rolling country in the state. Rural... unaffected...

I try to ride the Dubina area at least once a week.

With our early spring, the bridge will be open just in time.

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Old 02-28-2012, 06:43 AM   #10
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The big elm is leafing out and so are the possum haws. All the gold finches have flown north, although Dragon43 still has his in Arkansas. All this week lows are expected in the 60 and highs toward 80. Riding weather is here.

A good loop would be Brunes Mill connecting to Ross Prairie Church through Fayetteville, across to La Grange to get over the river and back down 155. Cross the Piano Bridge and back to High Hill. Down to Schulenberg and find something twisty back to Columbus.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:49 AM   #11
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It makes a ringing noise when you drive over it.
Like a non directional housecat tiptoeing on the keys of a piano. 3 cheers to Fayette County for saving this bridge!! Commissioner Whatchamadoddle shall receive praise from the Rman.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:37 AM   #12
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We have so many old bridges, we don't get many saved. One over by ZCat North of Conway & N/W of Greenbriar might get saved. We is a holden our breatheses about it...
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:35 AM   #13
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A good loop would be Brunes Mill connecting to Ross Prairie Church through Fayetteville, across to La Grange to get over the river and back down 155. Cross the Piano Bridge and back to High Hill. Down to Schulenberg and find something twisty back to Columbus.
I also include St. Mary's Church Road, Anders Bottom Road and several hidden Farm to Markets...

My route is 100 miles and more, and often, I pass no one and no one passes me. That's a great day.

But don't mention these roads to anyone else...

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Old 02-28-2012, 10:22 AM   #14
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We have so many old bridges, we don't get many saved. One over by ZCat North of Conway & N/W of Greenbriar might get saved. We is a holden our breatheses about it...
These people may be able to help.

http://www.facebook.com/WorkinBridges
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:24 AM   #15
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I also include St. Mary's Church Road, Anders Bottom Road and several hidden Farm to Markets...

My route is 100 miles and more, and often, I pass no one and no one passes me. That's a great day.

But don't mention these roads to anyone else...

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Yea, I know that feeling of having the whole road to yourself. I was so surprised that day we passed you on Brunes Mill that I was looking back and almost ran into Rman.
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