Span the gap between ho-hum and spectacular landscaping!
Bridges are among the most spectacular and admired examples of mankinds desire to build. Building this bridge will turn your landscape into an object of admiration, even if you don’t have a body of water to cross! Just create a dry-stream setting for your structure by laying down a bed of rounded pebbles. If that sounds like making an excuse to build a bridge, you are right. But the more you look at this bridge, the more you will search for a reason to build it.
Features: Arched construction for appearance and strength. Beams are made from 5/4in. thk. by 6in. wide boards that are glued and screwed (laminated) to form the curve. Copper spindles (made from common 3/4in. plumbing pipe) and copper post tops. Build with cedar, redwood, or treated lumber.
Size: 36in. wide and spans 97in.
Plans Include: Complete step-by-step instructions with photos, bill of materials, lumber shopping list, exploded 3D diagrams, detailed parts and bending diagrams and buying guide (includes supplier for copper post caps). Includes design for a simple bending jig made with sawhorses, wood scraps and 4x4 posts (you will use these supplies later to make the vertical posts).
Skill Level: Moderate woodworking skills required.