|Project by jeffswildwood||posted 07-05-2016 12:56 AM||1056 views||0 times favorited||20 comments|
This is the story of the bridge across my creek. My Sons and I built this on the fourth of July week end. Sorry if its a bit long and picture heavy.
Flash back to 2005. I came home from Iraq with much needing done having been gone a year and a half. At my creek the only way to cross was two 2X4’s and a couple pallets. I had rebuilt my porch before I left and saved back the better wood and went out to build a bridge. My Sons seen me and came out to help and we made a beautiful bridge.
Time and weather took it’s toll on our beautiful bridge.
It lasted ten years and finally just gave up. It was not built from weather treated wood so it’s amazing it lasted that long. This is what was left in the spring of this year.
I began work on the site, removed the barrels and used concrete to prevent more wash out. Actually I used what I could find.
I finally could afford the wood to rebuild and was so proud when my Sons came to help. It became quite a day! My Sons and I building a new bridge again after all these years. What could be better.
Thanks every one who took the time to scroll through all this and I hope you enjoyed the story.
-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".