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Cows and M-231 Part III

So Friday the 2nd, the day before I drove to Penguicon, I had to make a quick stop at Chevy and get my transmission fluid level checked. The stuff is a pain to measure and they had to add some at the last oil change. You know me, I was going to check it before driving across the state. And right now clambering under the hood is very awkward. Anyway, it was fine.


Afterwards I decided on a field trip. Previously I'd been on the south side of the M-231 construction project. It's funny, I've never driven on Leonard Street west from 68th Avenue in Eastmanville, which is where M-231 would be. It's pretty country, rolling hills with an occasional glimpse of the Grand River. There's one spot I'll have to return to on a nice blue sky day. Looks like the Windows XP wallpaper. (grin) Or the battle fields in Star Wars Episode I. (double-grin)


As expected, there's a new overpass at Leonard. Originally there was supposed to be an interchange here, but it's really only maybe half a mile or so from I-96 and they widened 112th Avenue where it curves up to Exit 10. So because they keep on saving money on this project that should've been built decades ago, they cut the north side of the river interchange before I-96. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Now to look for the river crossing.

And there were cows.


Yup. I'm a cow. On 120th Avenue. As in ON 120th Avenue. About half a dozen cows were on the wrong side of the fence. The rains had created a little flooding and so a couple of fenceposts were down, hence the bovine breakout. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Cow. It's a different cow trotting along the side of the row. I didn't bother calling 9-1-1 because there were a couple of guys coming up the road in some 4-wheeler ATV. (Click on photo for larger.)
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The span over the Grand River on M-231 is not up.


There are piers in the river. It's a difficult crossing. The river is wide and there's quite a soft delta. I had seen the piers through the mud flats back on the first set of shots on 22 March. (Click on photo for larger.)
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More on the south shore of the Grand River from the north shore. (Click on photo for larger.)
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The little dead end I had shot from has a campground beyond the yellow gate in the photo above. Behind me was this cute little harbor. Having seen much larger harbors, this is so quiet and peaceful. Nice. Yeah, I don't do boats... (Click on photo for larger.)
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On the way back, the cows were all fenced in. As expected.

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