Arched Garden Footbridge Woodworking Plan
Bridges are among the most spectacular and admired examples of mankind's desire to build. This span will turn your landscape into an object of admiration, even if you don't have a body of water to cross. Just create a dry-stream setting for your structure by laying down a bed of rounded pebbles as we did. If that sounds like making an excuse to build a bridge, you're right. But the more you look at this bridge, the more you'll search for a reason to build it, too.
Our design features arched construction for appearance and strength. Go ahead and load it up this beautiful brute won't flex a bit. Copper spindles (made from common 3/4" plumbing pipe) and copper post tops complement the cedar components perfectly.
Bridge is 36" wide and spans 97".
WOOD Issue 133, June 2001