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I have a bridge that spans a creek in my backyard . Normaly there is just a trickle of water flowing . During periods of hard rain , the water can rise well over the bridge with a VERY strong current . The bridge supports are sunk deep in the ground
to prevent it being washed away . Something to consider .
what type of bridge did you build? are the bridge supports concreted into the ground? any chance you could snap and attach a pic?
I was thinking about maybe making a bridge like you would see over a river, two supports on either side, cable high and low, treads supported on the bottom cable (even though i am not sure how to actually afix the treads to the bottom support) -
any ideas on where to look?
found this website with links to several sets of plans for different bridges - http://www.backyardspaces.com/bridge.html
will figure it out.
Check out the Lava Canyon Suspension Bridge. Might give you some ideas.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.