2002 - Volume #26, Issue #6, Page #04
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Flatbed Trailers Make Handy Bridge

Gabriel Verleun's fields were divided by a creek with steep banks. To get from one field to another he had to drive on the highway which was out of his way.
  To solve the problem, the Prince Edward Island farmer converted a pair of 40-ft. long, 8-ft. wide semi flatbed trailers into a bridge.
  He paid a few hundred dollars for the trailers and stripped them down to just the decks, which he set on top of field rocks that he piled onto both sides of the creek. He cut the second flatbed trailer lengthwise into 2-ft. wide sections and set them on either side of the other flatbed, then welded everything together to make the bridge about 13 ft. wide. He also laid wire mesh over the middle part of the bridge.
  "It lets me scoot from field to field with my ATV, tractors and field implements and provides a much more direct route than by highway," says Gabriel. "The entire bridge, including some new steel that I bought, cost about $2,000 to build. I set an electric welder up on site at the bridge in order to weld it together, using a tractor-powered generator for power."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gabriel Verleun, Upper Montague, RR 3, P.E.I., Canada C0A 1R0 (ph 902 838-4658).

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2002 - Volume #26, Issue #6