|Looking Across Trinity Falls At A Guard|
Lots of bulldozers and other pieces of machinery. Plus several white pickups.
White pickups always make me nervous.
Plus, what appeared to be a guard standing near the paved Trinity Trail.
As I drove away from my abode today, to head to Gateway Park to see up close what all that heavy equipment is doing, I flipped open my phone to see that Elsie Hotpepper had called me.
So, on my way to Gateway I called the Hotpepper to see if she wanted to go walking in Gateway Park with me. I got the Elsie Hotpepper is indisposed message.
|Heavy Equipment On The Trinity Trail Making Dust Storm|
While I was still on the south side of the Trinity River I saw the piece of equipment you see in the second photo, going back and forth on the Trinity Trail, under the Beach Street Bridge, then to where a new road has been made for the heavy equipment, then back again, stirring up a lot of dust in the process.
|Trail Guard Sign With Trail Guard|
When I got to the Trail Guard I asked, "What are you constructing here?"
"No." was the Trail Guard's reply.
I don't think he spoke English.
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"Si." the Trail Guard said.
A natural gas pipeline I then asked.
"Si." he said again.
Is this the pipeline carrying non-odorized natural gas from the controversial Scott Avenue Chesapeake Energy drill site? Chesapeake backed off from endangering Carter Avenue with this pipeline.
|Closeup Look At The Muddy Pipeline Road|
The last two photos are giving you a closer look at the "road" that has been punched through on top of the Trinity River levee's south side.
There were a lot of eyes and white pickups in the vicinity of my camera, which made me a bit nervous about my picture taking.
In the last picture a big piece of heavy equipment is heading towards me. I snapped the above photo, then put my camera away. The big piece of heavy equipment heading towards me was carrying a long piece of what looked, to me, to be narrow pipe.
Visiting this gas-related activity up close really did not make it any clearer to me what is being done there. I don't believe I'd seen a wood plank road over mud before. So, I guess seeing that made the walk worthwhile.
I also learned today that, apparently, the paved Trinity River hiking, biking trails are engineered to be able to support heavy equipment without cracking up.