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Project by RichM posted 12-12-2014 12:01 AM 2740 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My client wanted a walk over from one slab to another, the slabs were almost 8” different in there height, and the gap was just shy of 8’ across, He ( she) wanted the high point to be no less than 18” off the ground this was the plan to start with, so I went and grabbed some treated ply 3/4”, and some 2×6 lumber and got to work. when the project was complete. They decided to add some had rales 22” hight with the same curve. ( always fun at the end ) so after adjusting to there wants it turned out nice.

-- Rich, Learn something everyday even if it is how NOT to do it.





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JFred

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#1 posted 12-12-2014 01:23 AM

You did a nice job.

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Hudster00

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#2 posted 12-12-2014 05:26 AM

How’d you curve it like that?

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RichM

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#3 posted 12-12-2014 05:36 AM



How d you curve it like that?

- Hudster00

The hand rail is out of a 2×12 and the base is ply. making the curve was just using a string and a chair moving it chair out as far as needed to get the curve I wanted. it ended up some where around a 6’ radius ( far as I recall)

-- Rich, Learn something everyday even if it is how NOT to do it.

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#4 posted 12-12-2014 09:11 AM

These little bridges can add a lot of charm to a garden, especially when they are as nicely done as this one. Great work Rich.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 12-12-2014 01:44 PM

I have a creek that runs through my yard and built a bridge over it years ago. I have wanted to replace it, (it’s rotted) with a new one and think I just found the design. This is beautiful and thanks for posting! I noticed this crosses a dry span where mine will be over water, (@ an 8 ft. gap) will the weather treated ply withstand a LOT of moisture in summer and covered with snow in winter?

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 12-12-2014 02:10 PM

Very nice project.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!!!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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RichM

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#7 posted 12-12-2014 05:14 PM



I have a creek that runs through my yard and built a bridge over it years ago. I have wanted to replace it, (it s rotted) with a new one and think I just found the design. This is beautiful and thanks for posting! I noticed this crosses a dry span where mine will be over water, (@ an 8 ft. gap) will the weather treated ply withstand a LOT of moisture in summer and covered with snow in winter?

- jeffswildwood

It will hold up nicely, But like all outdoor projects if you do periodic up keep on them they will last much much longer

-- Rich, Learn something everyday even if it is how NOT to do it.

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 12-12-2014 05:39 PM

Get a marine grade of plywood and do the water proofing also Marine grade varnish!

The life will be adequate if maintained every few years with a sand and redo!

-- just rjR

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#9 posted 12-13-2014 02:20 AM

A nice project. Take a look at the one I built for a private school.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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