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Project by edleblanc257 posted 01-17-2021 04:37 AM 736 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After moving my in-laws on to my lot next door, I constructed a little bridge for them to cross the ditch to get to my house to drink coffee every afternoon. All treated lumber, deck and hand rails are from 1”X6” pine, base is of 2”X6” pine, all posts and bracing are 4”X4”. Balusters are 2”X2” pine. Bridge is 6’ wide and16’ long. All posts are cemented and braces are bolted together with 1/2” threaded rods, flat washers, lock washers and nuts.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but don’t look in his mouth! - “Archie Bunker”





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mel52

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#1 posted 01-17-2021 04:59 AM

Very nice looking bridge and very solid looking. Do you ever get much water going through the ditch. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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edleblanc257

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#2 posted 01-17-2021 05:14 AM

After heavy rain, it will fill up but drains very quickly. I didn’t want to creat any log jams, there are no posts into the middle of ditch. Thanks

-- You can lead a horse to water, but don’t look in his mouth! - “Archie Bunker”

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Eric

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#3 posted 01-17-2021 12:13 PM

Nice build, and looks sturdy too.

-- Eric, building the dream

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jeffswildwood

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#4 posted 01-17-2021 01:10 PM

Very nice. I like the center supports. I wish I had done that with mine.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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swirt

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#5 posted 01-17-2021 03:12 PM

NIce looking bridge. Inlaws… hmmm…. you sure you shouldn’t have made it a drawbridge? ;)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Steve

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#6 posted 01-17-2021 04:28 PM



NIce looking bridge. Inlaws… hmmm…. you sure you shouldn t have made it a drawbridge? ;)

- swirt

Haha, I was going to ask about adding a gate with a lock.
Bridge looks very sturdy and should last a long time

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Desert_Woodworker

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#7 posted 01-17-2021 05:33 PM

+1 nice build

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Desert_Woodworker

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#8 posted 01-17-2021 05:34 PM



NIce looking bridge. Inlaws… hmmm…. you sure you shouldn t have made it a drawbridge? ;)

- swirt

or maybe a toll bridge?

-- Desert_Woodworker

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JRAP

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#9 posted 01-17-2021 06:33 PM

Really nice job all around. Where did you get a 16’ length of 2”x6” pt pine? Did they stock that at the orange or blue big box stores? Or did you go to a lumber yard for it?

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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edleblanc257

30 posts in 75 days


#10 posted 01-17-2021 10:38 PM

2×6, 2×8, 2×10 are all readily available in my local blue box store.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but don’t look in his mouth! - “Archie Bunker”

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Desert_Woodworker

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#11 posted 01-18-2021 12:07 AM

I am happy that you/this project made the top 3- the project earned it…

-- Desert_Woodworker

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JRAP

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#12 posted 01-18-2021 07:11 PM

You have “2×6, 2×8, 2×10” available in 16 foot lengths at your local blue box store? You’re lucky.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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Eric

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#13 posted 01-18-2021 11:57 PM

I can say this about Upstate South Carolina, during the summer months they were a scarce item, and the cost was way up. Which seemed to be the new normal throughout the States.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Foghorn

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#14 posted 01-19-2021 12:24 AM

American or European swallow? Regardless, if it’s wide enough for my golf cart it’s great and even if it isn’t it’s great too! Nice work.

-- Darrel

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Peteybadboy

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#15 posted 01-25-2021 12:02 PM

Very nice bridge! Add some solar power lights for nigh? Might look cool too.

-- Petey

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