This garden bridge is easier to build than you might think. Here is how…
Follow along and build a bridge for your backyard using these free woodworking plans.
This bridge was built with pressure treated lumber. Here is how it was done.
A bridge is one of those things that are often taken for granted until you do not have one, especially if you live on a rural property and there is a creek between your house and the county road.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a garden bridge with lattice. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. A model of a garden bridge with lattice handrailing made with Cedar wood. Dimensions: 46 1/2 inches high, 38 1/2 inches wide, 97 inches long.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a garden bridge. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online.
A simple garden bridge woodworking plans. Each entity is a seperate item so they can be manipulated and measured individually.
I decided to build a deck truss bridge the way they used to do it, using only wood and bolts. In the end it turned out very well, if I do say so myself.
Take the bridge frame to the location it will be finally installed. Make sure bridge is set on a solid foundation. Also, to avoid injury, two people should carry the bridge frame to its final location.
These are a set of plans that were used in the 1920s to build our New Brunswick Covered Bridges. This set is for a 60 ft. bridge.