|Project by yambo1||posted 02-25-2014 03:23 AM||5558 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
My son asked me to build a bridge for their Cub Scout Pack to use for their crossover ceremony. This is the end result. The Emerald Ash Bore had killed all of the ash trees on my sisters property so I found a sawyer with a portable mill to come to the location and cut some wood for me. This is my first major project using the wood. Each plank has one of the Boy Scout Laws routed into the surface which I then painted black. During the crossover ceremony the older Boy Scouts “build” the bridge by describing each law then laying the plank onto the arched platform. The Cub Scouts are then invited to cross the bridge by the Soutmaster. My son wanted the bridge to be easily assembled and disassembled so I turned some large wooden bolts (close up in photo 5) to lock in the railing supports and also hold the railing onto the uprights.
The woods in the background are where the ash trees originally stood. I also made the easel to hold the planks prior to the building of the bridge.