I'm sorry if i shouldn't be posting this topic in this section, but i figured this was the best place to post.
My friend + i are working on about 9 km of trail around my neighborhood. The land we're building on is part of a big conservation area - it's part of the town. I looked under the town's bylaws, and technically building wooden structures to enhance the "off-the-path" trails through the woods (where no one goes) is not illegal. As long as we don't kill any plants, harm the animals, or pollute with chemicals/garbage, it looks like things are cool. Another rule is that we can't attach anything to the trees - nail stuff to the trees, or tie, or w.e.
Anyways, we've started to encounter problems. We are trying to build structures over the deep mud spots (most of the trails are along rivers, and water flows into them). As well, we're trying to build a bridge to actually cross the river. Our problem is the vandals who transverse the path sometimes. You know, those punk kids who do the graffiti and deface property and whatnot. At least, I'm assuming it's them - i assume those walking their dog along the path have better things to do than destroy structures enhancing the trails they walk.
They're not destroying the actual structures - we built them too strong. Instead, they're picking them up and moving them around! It's a pain in the ... we want to embark upon building the bridge across the river. it's gonna cost a fair chunk of change for it (plan to build it extra strong + large, so it's safe). We don't want the vandals to simply knock the bridge into the river and let it float off.
My question to you is: how would you construct the bridge so that the vandals don't destroy what we build? My friend + i have come up with a few ideas, but i'm open to other suggestions that may be more effective.
Thanks in Advance!