cattle grid

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a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle

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A "cattle guard" is not a dusty cowpoke hired to guard a herd.
Car and truck tires pass over the cattle guard easily, even at 70 mph (though the tires make a buzzing noise.) But cattle hesitate to cross a cattle guard, quite correctly fearing the edge of a hoof could slip down between those pieces of steel, causing them to fall and break a leg.
Workmen were removing the steel cattle guard from State Route 160, and paving over where it used to be.