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Posted November 19, 2013 - 09:46 PM

Yep, beaming the end and using gravel should do the trick. Use fabric underneath it, it will be less likely to erode that way.

 

Yes, I have some, and I'll use it. thanks.



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Posted November 19, 2013 - 09:48 PM

cool nice job :smilewink: :D


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 10:15 PM

I can't even get myself moving to build a new laundry room and you build a bridge!
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Posted November 19, 2013 - 10:19 PM

I can't even get myself moving to build a new laundry room and you build a bridge!

 

Don't tell anyone, it's the shortest route to the bar is what I'm thinking...........


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 10:34 PM

Don't tell anyone, it's the shortest route to the bar is what I'm thinking...........

 

Are you saying I should build another still up there? :bigrofl:


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 10:38 PM

Are you saying I should build another still up there? :bigrofl:

 

Another? What happened to the first one?


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 10:48 PM

Great bridge, wonderful view,----  where there's a Will, there's a way,     pun intended!


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 10:52 PM

Another? What happened to the first one?

 

Can't remember. :rolling:

 

Hey, how about a zip line. Circled in red is one of the biggest white pines I've seen around here.

It's about 200 yards away. :D  That's a lot of cable to find. Hmmmm.

 

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Posted November 20, 2013 - 07:01 AM

Very cool bridge, Will! You'll get something figured out for getting the GT's up there and down again. Maybe you need to change the name to "Big Rock GT Mountain".


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 09:03 AM

That looks nice.

I know I would be in the creek over the side at some point :D


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 09:28 AM

Looks real good Will. I did one similar several years ago. I dropped three locust trees across a small creek then added 2x8 planks. I had about 16" to fill on each end. I packed some rocks that were already there with some smaller stones & then got some crushed rock & filled the voids. This eventually packed like concrete. Make sure you dig out the top soil at each end before filling.


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 09:31 AM

I can't even get myself moving to build a new laundry room and you build a bridge!

He made a list.


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 09:33 AM

That looks good and what a beautiful piece of land!  How do you ever convince yourself to go inside?


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 10:07 AM

You did a nice job on the bridge. There appeared to be a center pier, was that permantent? If not, I would put one in with splayed legs. The pier would greatly increase the strength and stiffness of the bridge. The splayed legs would prevent sway.

 

As an Army Engineer and a Town Engineer, I have built alot of bridges. The lack of railing makes me nervous but I realize that the bridge is for your private use and that Canadian laws are different. That being said, please put up a rail for your safety. I hope that you have many happy years of use of your bridge. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 11:35 AM

Will, that looks like fun. Fun building it and using it.  We have a lot of white pine where I live and whenever any of them get cut down the home owners association tries to get the boles donated. We save up a few of them and then hire a bandsaw mill to cut them into planks which we use to make walkways over the wet spots in our nature trails. It's done in a similar way to what you've done with the bridge but in shorter spans and lower to the ground. We keep the width to 3 ft to keep ATV's off of the walking trails.


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