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Building a wooden bridge in woodlands ~ by mikepepler

By mikepepler

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Mike and Tracy Pepler organised this volunteer project to build a bridge that would be strong enough for a car to drive over.  The bridge was built of timbers from the woodland itself and the volunteers were from the EWB UK unit at Imperial College in London.

Posted in: Skills, Wood for Building ~ On: 29 April, 2012

168 comments so far

Gary Whipple
September 23, 2017

put a culvert in matching with the Q100 for the area. then just fill and walk across. S5, S6 stream classification? How about their abutments? lol

Mike Pepler
September 23, 2017

+Gary Whipple we were trying to avoid bringing a lot of stone into the woodland, the bridge was about 80% timber felled a short distance away. If I did it again now it would be 100%, as I now have access to a friend's sawmill. Anyway, the project gave the students something to do for the weekend, other than drink beer 🙂

excelcsllc
September 28, 2017

Too many kids around not knowing what they're doing! waste of time and useless!!! can I have my seven minutes back?

Mike Pepler
September 28, 2017

+excelcsllc I might have been better off with a smaller group…

BestVines
November 19, 2017

it's really only a 3-4 people job.

Mike Pepler
November 19, 2017

+BestVines yes, but they'd all come down from university to camp, and wanted a job to do. Saved me doing it on my own…

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