Here's a weird question for you. Will cattle cross wooden bridges? How about concrete? We have several acres on the other side of our creek that I might like to use as pasture some day. However, the only access to it at the moment is a culvert and that's what the tractors and other equipment drive on for the fields back there. The creek has a bit of woods on each side and is quite a bit lower than the surrounding land (the creek is actually a spring-fed stream...not a run-off sort of creek). So, I'm wondering if we could either put in a culvert (which I don't really want to do because of washout issues...not that the creek ever gets to flowing very much, but you never know) or some sort of bridge. If we ever do something like that, we will have to fence it in because I don't want the cattle in the woods and the creek slopping it up. How wide of an area would we need to fence for the cattle to feel comfortable walking through there? It will probably be a length of 100 feet or so (the actual bridge length would probably be 20 feet). Would pictures of the area help?