Bridge ??
cinjee
May 7, 2012
Hi Richard,
I have a dry river bed in my yard and was wondering where I might find a bridge as the one you have used in this picture. love it!
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Richard Kramer
Cinjee, The bridge is simple and it was custom made on site by myself. It is made from 2x12 redwood boards with an arc cut to create the rise of the bridge. The the planks are 2x6 redwood attached with screws or nails with bamboo inserted between the redwood planks. The bamboo pieces are about 1.5-2" in diameter. The bamboo is nail gunned in place with 16G finish nails. Redwood is allowed to grey out, no finish treatment used. Top strips are 2" redwood ripped thin, about 3/8" thick so they can bend easily. Attached inboard about 1.5 " from the edge. Bridge width is about 3' and length is 6-7' long. Rise is about 11". Hope this helps.
13 Likes    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 7:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cinjee
Thanks so much Richard. I really love your design on this yard, it's beautiful.
    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 6:30AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Jerry Meyers
How did you make the arc??????
    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 2:58AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Custom Home Planning Center
I do arched garden bridges with 3/4" pressure trt. plywood. Laminate, glue and screw the plywood after you've cut the plywood to the height and curve you need for the bridge truss. Lengths under 8' are best as longer takes lapping joints to create a stable bridge truss. You then use 3/8 Trt. plywood laminated for the bridge deck. I cover the deck with water proof membrane roofing and add the appearance deck. (wood, concrete, plaster or stone keeping in mind the higher the arch the more you should use a rougher non slip material.)
4 Likes    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 9:28AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mohsenshaygan
ok
    Bookmark   September 14, 2014 at 10:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bstamble
I bought one like this on Amazon.com
    Bookmark   November 16, 2014 at 6:32AM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Help to bridge gap between cabinets and ceiling
I am building a new house and want to extend the look...
akflynt
How did the guard for the bridge pass inspection?
Last I checked, you cannot use horizontal elements...
buckhaven76
What is the bridge made out of?
What is the bridge made out of?
diannadee312
More Discussions
Need ideas!
This is my "formal" living room. I would love some...
jodiezerega
The tv?
No clue where to put the tv
Lexi Brookshire
Need help picking out gray paint
I need help finding gray paint for my house, which...
ukiemom
Need help decorating living room!
So my living room is attached to my kitchen. My plan...
opolyashov
Need home exterior improvement ideas
Houzz idea submit 1/14/15: We bought a new house...
magnificenthome123
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™