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by Ron Hazelton on August 07, 2014 in News
by Ron Hazelton on August 02, 2014 in News
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I saw you level the bridge supporting piers for the 3' width but not for the 12' length. The earlier shots of the location suggested that one 12' elevation was different than it's opposite yet on the finished Vid. the bridge appeared level. What actually occured?
Home depot or lowes do not have the piers on this video that has metal bracket that will hold two 2 bys they say they do on their website but they don't I tried almost within 100 mile radius different stores all say they do not carry.
Could I use 6x6 for 12Foot span for support.
...or not...Some people just create the illusion of water...dry stream beds...used river rock and the like...
Home Depot...Lowe's....Any home improvement store that sells lumber seems to have them...
I have soggy...spring filled banks at beginning and end where I would like to create a footbridge that also would carry the weight of my riding mower...spans 30 plus feet...and...it would be nice if the bridge curved up and over the year-round spring that flows under it...Any suggestions?Mariana
Can you use the floating pier system in the north were you have freeze thaw cycles or is it best to sink 4x4's 3 feet deep?
How much of an overlap must be made if the support beams need to be more than the length of the material available? The longest beam I can buy is 12 feet. The span I need to bridge is about 20 feet.
Thanks Ron, I don't need a bridge where I am at but if I ever need one I hope I can remember to check back with you.
You've got to be kidding dude!
No, just use steel I beams for the crossing.
ask, they have them at Lowes and Ron's favorite, HD
im assuming that the demenissions can be adjusted for different situations
Hi, thanks for the video, I built a bridge based entirely off this page and it worked just fine. For those asking about a longer span - mine was 20' long and I bolted together four 10 foot 2 x 8s for each beam - overlapping them by 5 ft each time to get 20 ft x 4 x 8. That proved strong enough but it was rather bouncy so I ended up adding a pair of uprights in mid-span. Now it's rock solid.
I have about 25 foot span of wet land area that I need to put a walk bridge over, since it is wet ground and since the span is so long I suppose I need to put pilars sat mid point. Only would sit about a foot or two above ground for water flow. How do I do that on soggy grounds? What's the trick? Area generally stays wet. Please advise. Tks.
When is the materials list going to be up? I cant find the piers anywhere.
oh and sarry about my spelling
Hello Ron,m\My name is Dale and im a boyscout and for my eagle project that is going to be a bridge across a small creek like flood area that goes through a bike trail at one of my local parks and would like to know if your degine would work (if rescaled bigger) would work. The area is about 7 ft deep and about 50-60 ft across.Please reply, Dale
Where can I purchase the concrete support piers? I didn't see them at lowes or 84 lumber. thanks
Hi Doug - we have started the process of creating the plans and material lists to post on the website. We expect this process to take some time and apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.
Can you send me the materils list for this project?
Nice. I have a water run off that spans 20ft. Is there a need to use a mid support for this length?