2007 - Volume #31, Issue #2, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Home-Built Bridge Built For $60
The Winlock, Wash., man has three ponds on his property, and built the bridge over a marsh located at the end of one pond.
The bridge measures 18 ft. long by 4 ft. wide and is made entirely from roughsawn 1 by 4 Douglas fir boards. It angles down at a 22 1/2 degree angle on both sides. The bridge's chassis is screwed together for extra strength, while the decking is nailed down.
He used wooden gussets to reinforce the corners where the bridge angles down. Both ends of the bridge rest on concrete blocks.
"I keep goldfish in the ponds and enjoy standing on the bridge, drinking a cup of coffee while watching the fish. My total cost was only about $60," says Wess.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wess Cornelius, 1312 Ferrier Rd., Winlock, Wash. 98596 (ph 360 785-4178).
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