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Old 11-21-2015, 12:59 PM
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Default My $4.20 pallet bridge

I needed a walking bridge from my cabin to my studio. It needed to be strong, 55' span, cheap, and a quick build. Some free pallets, a few salvaged 2x4"s, some peeled popular logs left over from my cord-wood studio project and $4.20 worth of spikes and I had a walkable bridge. Still work to be done with bracing, railings and cosmetics but the main structure is in place. To see more photo's check out my blog at [business link removed by admin]
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Old 11-21-2015, 04:00 PM
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After a long carrier of cutting metal chips and "making things".. I have always admired/envied people who could make art out of hot iron..

Nice pictures, nice work..
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:33 AM
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My first thought on seeing the first picture was "amazing job" but my second thought, knowing how hard that desert soil can be, was "I wonder how he dug the holes for the piles?"

Scrolling down, I saw you didn't. [bummer]

Julius Caesar had his boys build a bridge a mile long across the Rhine so he wouldn't be humiliated by being seen bobbing about crossing in a boat. They counteracted the strong current by supporting each pile with a second pile driven in at an angle on the downstream side. Food for thought.

Oh, well. Look at the good side: I'm sure you had such fun building it the first time. Now you can re-live the experience! I betcha can't wait.

edited to add: BTW- welcome to the forum. Wandering thru your website, I have to wonder: are you naturally that talented, or do you rely on drugs a lot for inspiration? Good stuff!

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