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    Quote Originally Posted by lostinatx View Post
    Yep, that's the one. I rode over the broken bridge last time I was out there, but they may have put up more...barriers since then.

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    They put up more barriers to keep peeps off that buckled bridge but lately I've been cutting thru the Frisbee Golf trail south of the bridge then around apartment complex back to PValley to Lake trail. Makes a fun loop on CX or gravel bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigwheel Bart View Post
    They put up more barriers to keep peeps off that buckled bridge but lately I've been cutting thru the Frisbee Golf trail south of the bridge then around apartment complex back to PValley to Lake trail. Makes a fun loop on CX or gravel bike.
    I'll have to look at that route next time I go through that area, thanks! I imagine it's going to take them some time to rebuild that bridge.

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    They put up some chain link fence to try to keep people from crossing the bridge. Someone found that you could untwist the wire ties with their fingers and take the fence down and put it back up behind them.

    I don't know why they are keeping that bridge closed. It is not hard to ride across.

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    there is probably a good reason why they have that bridge fenced off and you should probably stay off it. I know it looks fun, but just ride one click south and cross the creek on the rocks there.
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    Flood pics first one is tillery street plant company (NEVER seen it this high), Bridge 3, MLK bridge (thats the railing underwater)
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    Across Johnny Morris

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    Rode this entire trail yesterday as part of a large 75 mile loop from Round Rock to downtown and back. Trail is in great shape. Wanted to mention that the new Decker connector from 290 is now open, and the old road is closed off. They are not finished surfacing the road yet (looks like it needs the final layer), and it's only one lane for cars in each direction, but this gives you a ton of room to cycle at the moment. I hope when they do finish and stripe the road that they leave a reasonable shoulder on it. Right now there is a brief narrow section right before the train tracks (going south), but it's better than it was before.

    Also, doesn't look like the city has done anything yet to fix the bridge in Roy G Guerrero park. I ended up taking the rather long detour up Grove, to Riverside, and then back down Pleasant Valley Road. When I looked at the bridge after taking this route, the city hadn't installed any additional barriers to keep people from using it (and people are obviously doing so).

    https://www.strava.com/activities/375708217

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    I was going to mention that the Decker Connection is now open and ton of room till the RR tracks. But from there you can hit the trail by the warehouse easily.
    Some have asked about parking that side of town. I agree that Decker Elementary looks sketchy.
    Manor New Tech on 290 just over Parmer at the end of the trail is way better place to park.
    I live in Manor and park there since no way will I ride down 290 from the golf course at Shadowglen

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtariAge View Post
    Rode this entire trail yesterday as part of a large 75 mile loop from Round Rock to downtown and back. Trail is in great shape. Wanted to mention that the new Decker connector from 290 is now open, and the old road is closed off. They are not finished surfacing the road yet (looks like it needs the final layer), and it's only one lane for cars in each direction, but this gives you a ton of room to cycle at the moment. I hope when they do finish and stripe the road that they leave a reasonable shoulder on it. Right now there is a brief narrow section right before the train tracks (going south), but it's better than it was before.

    Also, doesn't look like the city has done anything yet to fix the bridge in Roy G Guerrero park. I ended up taking the rather long detour up Grove, to Riverside, and then back down Pleasant Valley Road. When I looked at the bridge after taking this route, the city hadn't installed any additional barriers to keep people from using it (and people are obviously doing so).

    https://www.strava.com/activities/375708217
    From in Guerrero park if you go about 150 yards south of the bridge, along the creek, there is a crossing you can take to continue on that trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    From in Guerrero park if you go about 150 yards south of the bridge, along the creek, there is a crossing you can take to continue on that trail.
    That's great to know, thanks!

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    If you go through strava I'm pretty sure you can find some tracks that someone has laid down. I probably have some tracks somewhere, but it's been a while so I am not sure where to look.
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    From COA Bike Program's FB

    "Heads up! A section of the Southern Walnut Creek Trail from Delwau Lane to MLK Boulevard will be closed for preventative maintenance from Monday, Oct. 5 to Friday, Oct. 23. If you're heading north, use Springdale Road as a detour. If you're heading south, take 51st Street to Springdale. The trail will be open on weekends during this time."

    If it's the normal city schedule that will really be it's closed all of October and probably most of November too.

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    From the markings on the ground yesterday it looks like they will tear out and replace some sections just south of the 969 bridge. At least I think it is 969 when the trail rides under the bridge across the creek. It looks like a huge section of the trial has to be closed because there is no other access points around the section to be repaired. The signs said it will be closed during the week and open on the weekends.

    I like seeing that they are maintaining the trail and fixing problems. Kudos to the City!

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    Yea, I guess hundreds of thousands of dollars to study but no one could figure out the trail was too close to the creek. What's that one thing? Erosion? How long has it been happening? Entire life of the planet. What causes it? Water. Where is water? In creeks? Derf x 1,000,000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostinatx View Post
    Just zoom out using the above link. There is a bypass trail if you go north of the bridge along the creek. If you are on a cross bike or mountain bike, you can bypass the bridge and take the run that is used in some of the cross races. Its a fun slick singletrack. Just zoom out from that. There is a nice hill climb on secret beach at the end.

    Also, Go around the bridge. Its closed for a reason. I checked it yesterday, and it has settled in the past month or so quite a bit. The break is now separated quite a big. You could easily taco a wheel if you went across it thinking it was as easy to roll as it was before. The expansion joints are now about 12"/24"/10" where before they were 4/12/4. And for good ness sake, don't take your 6 little kids across it.
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