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RStringer #535754 05/27/21 07:11 PM
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Rusto, Tell me more about the bridge idea/design. We have been trying to figure out how we could have a bridge on ours!


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I don't have a good answer for that. The design is the same as the dock. Main difference is the dock is extending out into the water. The bridge is just connected to land on both sides. I'm also thinking under the bridge I might put in some kind of netting so I could have a separate area for forage fish. Heres the post that will hold the bridge. The area to the right is only like 15 x 30 feet. Maybe 4 feet deep (I know very steep sides). It was dug out with the miniX. The rails I think we r gunna do big ship rope. Also doing tht on the dock as well. I'm all ears for ideas. Might get started on it this weekend so not much time tho.
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Rusto, I would have to build a bridge 75-100 foot long over water. My pond is too round. I might just have to pass on building one. You have the hard part done on yours already. I was thinking of building a rope and plank or some type of suspension bridge but I don't believe I would ever get it stable enough for my wife to walk on it. Though I think it would be fun!


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Yeah maybe not the best idea for you then. I got in to get started again on it. Had a problem. When I built the dock the water was several inches lower. Now it full so when I try to saw where the bottom rail will go my saw is in the water. Either going to have to drain it a few inches or play the waiting game.


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RStringer #536112 06/05/21 09:33 AM
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That sounds about right Rusto. It is still raining here again this morning!! But my pond has flushed out and cleared from 6 inch visibility to 32 inch!! Best it has looked in many years!!


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I would be lucky 2 ever get that much. Iv mayb gotten a foot at best. But also if I would stop digging it would help it.


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RStringer #536126 06/05/21 11:46 AM
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I can't see a fish 32 inch down but I bought a proffesional secchi dish and that is what it reads. Kinda funny but all of those "shiners" I have can be seen swimming across the secchi dish at 12-18 inch down. So it is clearing ALOT! I still believe by NOT running my aeriation since last early fall has helped clarity a bunch. And at least for now the fish don't seem to mind. As it starts getting hot in July and August I will probably have to fire it back up. I will have to restart 15 minutes a day again but I don't mind.


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Flame,

I was contemplating a bridge across our creek, but it can't have piers within the banks without massive permitting.

I priced telephone poles on Facebook and Craigslist and found some really cheap ones available. They are already water and UV treated, so they should last a long time.

I was just going to run two 40-footers in parallel across the creek. (If you can't balance on that, then you have to wade!)

If you don't cross deep water, then you could probably add a 100' bridge at a pretty low cost. You might even be able to make a floating bridge - but I don't know about leaching creosote, etc. into a pond?

This type of bridge would be very functional but ugly. I don't know if that would be an option in your situation.

It would not be an option for Rusto! His wife can see the whole pond from their deck. laugh

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Thanks for your suggestions. It does give me some other ideas!!


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RStringer #536245 06/08/21 09:59 AM
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After building the dock I realize I need some storage. We now have 2 paddle boats, 2 paddle boards, a kayak and a big floating mat. Theres prolly 10 oars also. Looking for ideas on a some kind of rack system that looks nice. Also has to be able to with stand some weather. All the stuff get put up when it gets real nasty out and all winter. I'm all ears for ideas and pictures of what some of ya's have.


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My uncle did the telephone poles as a base to cross the narrow part of the pond. It worked really well for him.

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We designed our dock to where we could permanently anchor our paddle boat to the dock. We also bought a plastic outdoor storage container to store pond items in.

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I didnt make it wide enough to put any storage shed type thing on it. I think in will need some type of rack. I'm really not sure. Might have 2 build something extra. Heres how far in have got on the bridge. I got the notches cut out of the post. I know they r not prefect but heck I was down in the water using a jigsaw. I'm hoping to get the rails on today.
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If it was calm out, the water is the perfect level!! Measure up from the water surface.


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RStringer #536675 06/18/21 04:36 PM
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I measured off the water level on the dock. Wanted then to be at the same water level. You might have to zoom in you can see the notches in then


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RStringer #536697 06/19/21 11:28 AM
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I have always thought about using an old house trailer frame for a bridge, one could cut the cross member between the main stringer beams and lap them to bring your main beams closer together like 3 or 4' of space between them, then cut the outside off or shorten them to what ever width you wanted the bridge, also a person could take and cut a small v in the bottom of the stringer beams in a couple places and bend the beam down till it closed up and weld them back together and create and arch, then a support steel angle iron or something, going straight from end to end beneath the beams would make it super strong, person should pretty much be able to drive a side by side or lawn mower across it then, and most of the time them old frames are pretty easy and cheap to come by, I have demoed a few old trailers just in the last year that I had to get rid of the frames.


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It seems like I remember a thread on here were someone did tht. Like over creek for a driveway maybe. . Mines alil smaller scale then tht. Didnt make it in the water yet this weekend. Had fathers day stuff going on so far.


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RStringer #536733 06/20/21 08:44 PM
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Got the rails in today. This is the progress so far.

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Looks great!!


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Jake, I have done the same type of calculations for using a trailer frame. But, never got around to following through.


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It's 1st time iv caught one of these HSB so far. Didnt weight it but looks to be right at 10" long. Caught it in a throw net. Sorry bout the quality I was tryin to hurry and not touch it. Learned tht from Snipe. Never touch a fish with ur bare hands. And they say you cant teach an old dog new tricks. 44 years old and never heard tht before. Gotta give a shoot out to Snrub for the HSB and Snipe. Seined these out of Snrubs pond and Snipe for bring then to their new home. Fishinrod was there along with me for mainly moral support lol.
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Made a bite of progress today.
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More progress today...Ended up doing more playing with the dog and frisbee. Oh well on vacation all week. My plan is to be done by Friday.
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Rusto,

Good job on the HSB! Also, I am glad to see the bridge is progressing nicely!

P.S. Maya said she had fun with your "frisbee dog".

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Lol she can come "try" to wear out the frisbee dog anytime..


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