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Old 10-23-2018, 09:31 PM   #1
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Little weekend project to take the place of a old bridge that kept washing away
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:33 PM   #2
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Little weekend project to take the place of a old bridge that kept washing away
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:36 PM   #3
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Looks way better.
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:56 AM   #4
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Cool build, should last ya a while.
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:59 AM   #5
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i like it shouldnt be an issue anymore... 4x4 are pretty deep yeah?
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:02 AM   #6
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Rain is coming, so you will be able to test it out.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:15 AM   #7
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How far is it across that creek?

I need to build one for my place in Oklahoma.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:22 AM   #8
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If you buried a 4x4 upstream of that center post supporting the bridge, do you think it would help catch and divert some debris so it doesn't catch on the bridge. It would in turn in my head take some of the force off the bridge. Make any sense? It may not work, just a thoughtm

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Old 10-24-2018, 07:36 AM   #9
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nice, I like it
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:58 PM   #10
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Very nice.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:02 PM   #11
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What are you gonna be taking across it?


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Old 10-24-2018, 07:50 PM   #12
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i like it shouldnt be an issue anymore... 4x4 are pretty deep yeah?
Yeah they are about 3 and a half feet deep concreted in
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:52 PM   #13
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How far is it across that creek?

I need to build one for my place in Oklahoma.
Itís about 11.5 feet across so I went with 16 foot long boards
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:55 PM   #14
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If you buried a 4x4 upstream of that center post supporting the bridge, do you think it would help catch and divert some debris so it doesn't catch on the bridge. It would in turn in my head take some of the force off the bridge. Make any sense? It may not work, just a thoughtm

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I have been thinking about that I was thinking of taking a 4x4 and bolting the top of it to the leading supporting leg then taking the other end and laying it on the creek bottom almost making a wedge shape so as things come by they will be pushed off to the side
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:56 PM   #15
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My ranger and brush mower. I think it would hold a lot more weight but thatís all I need to get across it
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:18 PM   #16
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Got it pretty much complete just need some dirt on each end to build it up so I can drive across
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:14 PM   #17
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Better watch it when it gets ice on it might put some 2x4 curbs on it.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:09 PM   #18
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That will work
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:58 PM   #19
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Got it pretty much complete just need some dirt on each end to build it up so I can drive across
its wet tonight I hope itís still there tomorrow
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:26 PM   #20
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Uh oh
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:20 AM   #21
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I already see one board that came off.
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:10 PM   #22
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its wet tonight I hope itís still there tomorrow
She made it!!! Not one board missing not leaning over nothin wooohoooo
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:42 PM   #23
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Good job glad it made it !
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:49 PM   #24
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:39 AM   #25
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That side pic really puts the depth into perspective! I would have to put some kind of rub rail on it though for safety. You just never know.....
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Old 11-03-2018, 03:24 PM   #26
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She made it!!! Not one board missing not leaning over nothin wooohoooo
Got it squared up! Next addition will be some 2x4 bumpers like yíall suggested just for safety
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:58 PM   #27
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That should work great
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:25 PM   #28
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Old 11-15-2018, 02:19 PM   #29
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Looking good!
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:15 PM   #30
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looks good I need one for my place ,thanks for that
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Old 11-20-2018, 09:56 AM   #31
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Old 11-20-2018, 03:48 PM   #32
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:56 AM   #33
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It looks like we have the same problem. Im thinking about 6 to 8 ft wide and build out of ibeam where i can take a truck or tractor across it. My main issue now is how high to set it off the ground. Qe just bought he property and im not sure where the creek stops filling up at.

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Old 12-18-2018, 06:26 PM   #34
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It looks like we have the same problem. Im thinking about 6 to 8 ft wide and build out of ibeam where i can take a truck or tractor across it. My main issue now is how high to set it off the ground. Qe just bought he property and im not sure where the creek stops filling up at.

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Better to go higher than you think it will get BC inevitably it will get there one day. Checked mine today and BC of the beams going into the ground it has changed the current eating away at my deep middle posts
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:25 PM   #35
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It looks like we have the same problem. Im thinking about 6 to 8 ft wide and build out of ibeam where i can take a truck or tractor across it. My main issue now is how high to set it off the ground. Qe just bought he property and im not sure where the creek stops filling up at.

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If you have any road reconstruction projects in your area, stop by and ask the contractor if they have any removal box culverts or concrete pipe.

I see hundreds of feet of this stuff that they actually have a hard time getting rid of due to the wire used in it.

A couple used pieces and you would have a crossing that would last forever with little maintenance


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Old 12-18-2018, 07:33 PM   #36
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:22 PM   #37
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Whats up with the dirty face? Looks like one of my kids when someone rips it in the car.

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Old 12-19-2018, 06:22 AM   #38
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:27 PM   #39
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Better to go higher than you think it will get BC inevitably it will get there one day. Checked mine today and BC of the beams going into the ground it has changed the current eating away at my deep middle posts
Had too cut out the leading support bc all this rain has eroded it so deep the post started to lean. Itís crazy to see how deep this thing was and the water was still strong enough to move it
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:53 PM   #40
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Anything in the water will scour out eventually (yours just quicker then others) and depth should be increased or put something upstream and downstream to help split the flow better instead of hitting pole and causing erosion.


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Old 03-01-2019, 11:00 AM   #41
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Depending on what you drive across it, might try bigger beams and eliminate the posts in the creek.
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:54 AM   #42
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seems adding a large culvert would help channel most of the water and away from the bridge.
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:51 PM   #43
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Remove the 4x4 in the center. It will not only wash out but will catch too much debris and that is what tears up your bridge. Put down a pair of 4x4s on either side, about halfway up the bank ,out of the normal water flow. This will actually give you a stronger bridge due to a shorter span. Don't worry about concreting in,just get them deep.
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:33 PM   #44
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I removed the front 4x4 and it has helped a lot. Will have to remove the trailing 4x4 soon


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