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Project by HallTree posted 10-23-2008 06:51 PM 3295 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I designed and built this bridge about 3 years ago for my niece. Her husband is a dentist. He does my dental work and I do his woodworking.
The bridge span is about 15’ and is 4’ wide. I started with setting 2 lengths of angle iron 6” apart into each of the three 10” round by 2’ deep concrete piers on each side of the creek for the 3 main supports. The 3 main supports are made-up of five 1” X 6” X 18’ Ceder boards glued and screwed together. A temporary support was set up in the middle of the creek to set the arch of the 3 supports.
I checked the other day and the bridge is still very solid but I still tighten up the bolts and lag screws.
The young lady standing on the bridge is one of their 4 daughters.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon





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#1 posted 10-23-2008 07:18 PM

That’s a nice looking project. Thanks for posting.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 10-23-2008 07:26 PM

Looks great!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#3 posted 10-23-2008 09:08 PM

he does your bridgework and you do his eh? I was in the same profession in orthodontics for 31 years inc 5 years in Germany almost. Til I retired on health grounds and bought a 30 bedroom hotel 2 years later I retired from that 24-7days a week glad to be doing machining and woodwork when I feel like it.lol Alistair

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#4 posted 10-23-2008 10:46 PM

Alistair beat me to the punch-line about the brigework. :-)

That is one sweet-looking bridge!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 10-24-2008 05:16 AM

wow…that is cool!!!

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woodworm

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#6 posted 10-24-2008 01:36 PM

Great bridge and very refreshing place.
Take care.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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pashley

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#7 posted 10-24-2008 01:46 PM

Real nice! Should last a long time.

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Bradford

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#8 posted 10-24-2008 02:44 PM

This is the type of woodworking project that BELONGS in this forum. Thanks for an excellent project post.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#9 posted 10-24-2008 03:18 PM

A very well planned, & constructed creation.

It should give many years of use.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#10 posted 10-24-2008 03:29 PM

Great job Ron. Thanks for posting it.

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#11 posted 10-24-2008 04:03 PM

Great job. I am thinking about making a small pond on my property and making a small bridge similar to this. Thanks for the post.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#12 posted 10-31-2008 12:04 AM

Thats a nice bridge.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#13 posted 04-30-2009 05:36 AM

And who did the root canal? Har har harrrrrr.

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#14 posted 12-31-2009 03:33 PM

Beautiful!................. And the bridge is nice too.
Kimball

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#15 posted 01-28-2010 09:04 PM

Have to agree with kimball, very beautiful… oh, and the bridge is nice too… I have been wanting to try a project like this as I have seen it in many books over the years, but I just don’t have a small river to put one over… maybe someday…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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