Auto Gates

While not unique to Nebraska, the device pictured above is a staple in cattle country anywhere. It is called an autogate or cattle guard. Or, as us kids used to call it, a runover. Because that's what you did. You "runover" it.

For those of you not "in the know", it is used to keep cattle or other livestock in a pasture, yet allows for people to drive through without getting out and opening a gate every time.

Thanks for stopping by. The coffee's always on.


  1. We have these in sheep grazing country here in britain (usually scotland, wales, yorkshire etc) and we call them cattle grids! :D It always becomes quite a game when we are up that way to see who can spot the next one first and whoever does can shout "cattle griiid!!!" in a silly manner and the "kerthump" is excellent as you drive over them!
    I guess this game is more interesting when you have nothing else to do LMAO!


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