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Covered Bridge Made Out Of Livestock Trailer
Cattle at the Braunsroth feed yard near Bloomfield, Neb., have their own "covered bridge" made out of a 45-ft. livestock semi-trailer placed over a gully.
"It keeps cattle from having to walk through mud all the time to go across the gully," says Gilbert Braunsroth. "The trailer is 8 ft. wide but only 6 ft. high so a tractor won't fit through it. This is the second livestock semi-trailer we've used in this location. The other one lasted for 15 years."
Braunsroth removed the axles and tires from a 1968 Wilson semi-trailer and cut off both ends. The floor was rusted out so he laid 3 by 12 wooden bridge planks tightly together across it to make a new floor. He then pushed dirt up to each end of the trailer.
He spent $1,000 for the trailer and $600 for bridge planks which he bought from the county highway department.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gilbert Braunsroth, Box 120, Bloomfield, Neb. 68718 (ph 402 373-4622).

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1994 - Volume #18, Issue #4