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Cheap pine wood nailed together. Sure pine isn't the preferable wood to build a bridge for outdoor use, but why waste money on expensive wood when building your first bridge that is just a temporary bridge anyway.
Stained and ready for a used crank case oil bath to slow the deterioration.
Having your first try at building bridges be a curved bridge is probably not preferable. But it's what I needed.





 

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Nice touch. Looks good and as you say why waste time and money now on a temp bridge. It gets the job done. Later RJD
 

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One step at a time....gotta start somewhere Now you have the feel for what is needed, what is next? I just know you want to build that huge one
Go for Redwood or Red Cedar if you can for a permanent one outside....I know the Pine was just for a test build.

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I like it. It looks right. There is nothing wrong with pine. If maintained, it will last for years.


Good work, Bob
 

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Posted By xo18thfa on 02/03/2009 10:52 PM
I like it. It looks right. There is nothing wrong with pine. If maintained, it will last for years.








Except when sitting in a high humidity environment like directly over a swimming pool. Even cedar would have a tough time. Try NeverRot TrimPlank (cellular pvc) or TufBoard (cellular urethane) for version 2. Now that you have a template it will be a snap to make.


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I built a bridge like that. Even put water under it.



Was a cool feature of my short-lived layout.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions Brian. I've noted the two types of material and will look at using one of them possibly for a future project
 
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