Everyone has heard the quote, “A Dog is a Man’s Best Friend”, and every dog owner should want their best friend to be safe and comfortable. Walking a dog is a great way to not only get exercise but to teach dogs about safety and introduce them to different social situations. Whether you are walking a dog in the middle of summer, after a rain shower, or even in the cold weather, you want to make sure that you and your dog are safe when the roads start to get slippery. The Macungie Rd. Bridge in Macungie, PA is an open grate bridge that sees foot traffic as well as vehicular traffic. The open grates make it possible for any type of precipitation landing on the surface to fall to the stream below and not puddle on the bridge itself. Unfortunately, the open grates also made it hard for dogs to comfortably and safely walk on as their paws do not land flat on the surface.