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Re: Working Herb Arched Bridge approaches Sunday 8/26 @ 10AM

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:41 pm
by herlsy
I dig the new approach, good work

Re: Working Herb Arched Bridge approaches Sunday 8/26 @ 10AM

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:25 pm
by Ariel29er
=D> =D> =D>
herlsy wrote:I dig the new approach, good work
=D> =D> =D> Thank you guys.

Re: Working Herb Arched Bridge approaches Sunday 8/26 @ 10AM

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:05 am
by Brad C
I loaded 11 pictures of the bridge project into our photo gallery.
http://www.midsouthtrails.com/gallery/m ... itemId=422
Here is a little teaser picture.
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Re: Working Herb Arched Bridge approaches Sunday 8/26 @ 10AM

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:56 am
by Mark T
Great Work.......

Re: Working Herb Arched Bridge approaches Sunday 8/26 @ 10AM

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:00 pm
by SteveK
Brad's teaser picture, Steve's and Butch's butts!
Yuck!!!

Re: Working Herb Arched Bridge approaches Sunday 8/26 @ 10AM

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:45 pm
by Brad C
OK, so I changed to the picture of you running the precision finish carpentry chainsaw. Oh yeah, instead of backsides hanging out now it is the front sides.

When someone takes a picture of me I try to give them my good side. It's just that I don't have a good side. That's why I take the pictures.

Re: Working Herb Arched Bridge approaches Sunday 8/26 @ 10AM

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:15 am
by WOXOF
Very nice work guys. What do you use as a footer to anchor the bridge to?

Re: Working Herb Arched Bridge approaches Sunday 8/26 @ 10AM

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:42 am
by Brad C
We use the plans drawn by Jon Waldo P.E. from the IMBA web site. We go a little beyond using deck screws instead of nails and adding galvanized angle brackets in the corners.

Re: Working Herb Arched Bridge approaches Sunday 8/26 @ 10AM

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:38 pm
by WOXOF
Just what I was looking for. Thanks for the diagram.

Re: Working Herb Arched Bridge approaches Sunday 8/26 @ 10AM

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:51 am
by Brad C
That diagram is from this set of instructions I found on the IMBA web site.
http://www.midsouthtrails.com/docs/trai ... etails.pdf
These bridges work well for us at Herbs. As I said elsewhere, we go a little beyond by using deck screws in place of nails. We also use steel corner braces to attach the end cap to the stringers and the stringers to the footers.