My morning ride consists of crossing two drawbridges that span the intra-coastal waterway. I have been doing this route for about three months and have not had any issues until today. Apparently a rain shower passed over the Commercial Blvd bridge before I arrived since the ground was wet but it was not raining anymore. When my tires hit the steel grating the entire bike started to slide sideways with the rear wheel slipping out to the right more and more as I progressed. Scared the heck out of me. I made it across to the pavement on the other side without falling but it took me completely by surprise.
Another bridge I ride across has a solid surface within the gating, presumably for providing a more stable ride. I cannot believe there is no warning sign, etc. on the bridge(s) that do not have this accommodation. I will either switch over to the sidewalk next time I sense any moisture on the road or just walk my bike across the span in the future.