2000 - Volume #24, Issue #2, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Home-Built Light Duty Bridge
I installed five rows of pressure-treated wood planks the length of the frame and 2-in. thick Hemlock planks at each end. We planned to cover the remaining 12 ft. in the middle with the decking from the old bridge. The bridge was then loaded onto a trailer and transported 80 miles to my friend's farm. There, we removed the deck deck from the old bridge and pushed the new bridge across the timbers. A big skid steer loader was then used to lift one end of the deck so that the axle could be unchained and rolled out. Then the center of the bridge was re-decked. The new bridge deck is 10 ft. wide and 22 ft. long and has a 5-ft. high railing on each side. (Hudson Wilson, 14776 Hwy. 50, Rt. 2, Bolton, Ontario, Canada L7E 5R8 ph 905 857-8768).
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