I'm always impressed with the ingenuity of the folks up here. They use whatever they have on hand to make something useful and practical.
Take this footbridge as an example; made entirely of wood and strong enough to support an ATV. Useful and Practical
Two other considerations when building something; easy, cheap. Not sure of the cost of the bridge but it does look like an easy build and will make our snowshoe hikes so much easier when we have to cross this stream.
Life in the bush, even in winter, is a delight.
Safe travels everyone.