|Project by rainman||posted 10-31-2010 02:26 AM||5100 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
This is a small wooden bridge I built for some very good friends of mine. For some reason I’ve always wanted to build a bridge. I guess it’s just one of those things that I had to do so I could move on to my next bucket list project! With the landowners help we dug out either side of the small outlet ,placed landscape fabric and #3 stone as a base for our main support beams. On that six inch deep bed of stone we leveled and squared three Hemlock 6×6’s sixteen feet long. With these seven feet apart outside to outside, we nailed 8ft long Hemlock 2×6’s leaving a 6 inch overhang on each side. Laid out for 4×6 posts and notched the planking so the posts could be lagged tight to the beams with 3/8×8 inch lag bolts, (three each ). I gave them four different railing designs . They chose this simple crossbuck with tapered ends to give the illlusion of an arch to a very flat bridge. I loved working on this bridge! I already know what your thinking, just a tad bit overdone! It only actually bridges a six foot span! If its worth doin, its worth OVERDOIN !
-- So much wood, So little time