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Project by Bearpaw posted 03-20-2008 09:19 PM 1458 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I work for a private school that has a summer camp. In our camp ground there is a dry bed creek that I had made a little deeper and wider to handle the water run off. Now I had to build a bridge for the kids to come across.

I rough cut all of the risers in my shop with a band saw, and then used my router to trim them to a templet. The arch is attached to a concrete pad on each end.

A supplier was looking at the property and ask me to build him one. I cut his out like a kit and he installed it. The bridge is 3’ wide by 9’ long and the arch is about 18” high. It is made from pressure treated pine.

That is me standing on the bridge and we do get snow in Georgia. Yes, that is a tepee in the back ground of me standing on the bridge.

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





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aaronmolloy

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#1 posted 03-20-2008 09:23 PM

Nice bridge love the design

-- A. Molloy

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#2 posted 03-20-2008 10:13 PM

that’s awesome. I Like it!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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GaryK

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#3 posted 03-20-2008 10:56 PM

That’s a very nice bridge!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Kevin Violette

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#4 posted 03-20-2008 11:17 PM

Looks very sturdy and functional….nice job!

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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#5 posted 03-20-2008 11:32 PM

Cool bridge. I like it.

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john

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#6 posted 03-20-2008 11:43 PM

Nice work Bearpaw , it looks great !!!
I need one just like it for my little pond.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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HallTree

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#7 posted 03-20-2008 11:55 PM

Nice bridge. Reminds me of one that I built a few years ago.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 03-21-2008 01:15 AM

Bearpaw,

This is a nice looking bridge. I like the looks of the piece. I built something similar to this as well but as a plant stand for our deck. Same general design but on a smaller scale.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Dominic Vanacora

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#9 posted 03-21-2008 02:21 AM

I I I I I I I I I I LIKE IT!

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#10 posted 03-21-2008 03:16 AM

great bridge…so where was the snow? if not georgia—-or did you just mean the freak weather you have been getting has produced snow in georgia?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Douglas Krueger

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#11 posted 03-21-2008 09:31 AM

Nice looking bridge, bet with the snow on it the kids have a new slide.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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sharad

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#12 posted 03-21-2008 07:52 PM

Nice bridge. Children will be happy to run over it again and again.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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