A Bridge to Nowhere, Part 1

Kegan’s wedding is coming up at the end of the month, and half of the event is going to take place in the back pasture, and half of it will take place on our back lawn. We’re working hard cleaning up the property to make it more welcoming for folks, and part of that project is to update our footbridge over the creek. I wanted to add some handrails, fix the stairs, and add an arched entryway to the path.

So, on the 4th of July, with the weather being 89 degrees, overcast, and muggy as I’ll get out, I went out and set posts. Our current roommate, Stevie had already cleaned up the stairs running down to the bridge and she’s working on a footpath for the kids that goes down to the water so they don’t have to run through the mud to get there.

Thursday evening, I found several likely candidates in our cedar trees to make handrails out of, and added some rails to the project. The idea is to take the curved cedar boughs that need to be trimmed out of the trees anyway and make them into a nice, natural looking railing system. So far it’s working out ok. I’ll post more as the project moves along. The posts on the bridge are going to stay tall, in the hopes that for special events (like the upcoming wedding) we can string lights and other decorations across the tall posts.

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