Cross That Bridge …

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… when you come to it.

Years ago a bridge was made out of recycled deck wood and it was a great bridge for crossing over the run off stream at the back of the garden.
But like anything else, over time, the wood deteriorated until it wasn’t safe to use any more.

It wasn’t a huge bridge but big enough for pushing the lawn mover over to get to the back area.  You can see how the planks on the bottom were rotting.  An old wooden gate was laid across it as a temporary fix.  The gate was in pretty good shape and I’ve got plans for it!

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The bridge replacement has been on the job list for a couple of years and finally this year it couldn’t wait any longer.  In fact a couple of years ago our grandson drew us a plan for the new bridge.  He was around 4 at the time.  Do you think we followed the plan?

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When the old gate was lifted off it looked just awful.  Just a few bangs with the hammer started it crumbling away. The old gate went on to become the gate tree.

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The new bridge is wider so that a garden tractor can drive over it.  No railings have been added yet, and we aren’t sure if we will add them or not.  We’ll have to use it out a few times to make that decision.  A few finishing touches were added … an angled piece at the front (not shown) so the mower or tractor gets on the bridge easily, and a ramp off on the other side.

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Now we can cross that bridge when we come to it!

The whole project took two days and now we are wondering why it took so long to get around to this project.

The next project is a shed … that has only been on the list for a year!!!

Do you have jobs on the to do list that seem to stay there forever?

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