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Bridge Built

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It hasn’t started raining today yet, but precipitation is on the way. Knowing that, yesterday I made it a priority to finish the bridge I started a week ago. I wanted to get it done while the weather was nice. I’ll let the pictures tell most of the story:

Once the frame was complete, I used the cut pieces (previously employed as shims to level joists during assembly) for reducing friction when I single-handedly dragged the base across the gorge. It was heavy!

For now, there will be a step up onto the deck, but at some point in the near future, I plan to dig down so the ends will be at ground level so the lawn tractor can roll smoothly up and over.

I wonder how heavy it is now.

If we get too much water flowing, the whole thing will get pushed out of position. However, if that happens, we will have other flood-related problems to deal with that will make the shifted bridge a minor concern.

I’m going to bank on the likelihood that’s not gonna happen.



Written by johnwhays

March 28, 2020 at 9:23 am

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  1. Awesome! Looks great!

    Sara Friswold

    March 28, 2020 at 11:08 am

    • Aww. Thanks! Too bad you can’t come over and walk across it with me yet. Someday. I expect it will still be here when we get to mingle again.


      March 28, 2020 at 11:10 am

  2. Great going: It might also serve as a raft if you have floods. Just joking as today we never know what tomorrow will bring.

    Ian Rowcliffe

    March 28, 2020 at 10:24 am

    • Good thinking. I’m all for joking about the crisis. Humor is good medicine for the angst that looms globally.


      March 28, 2020 at 10:49 am

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