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Old 09-24-2009, 07:31 PM  
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My dad, I and a few other guys built 2 bridges: the 1st is a stainless steel driveway bridge, and the 2nd is a stainless steel walking bridge, both over the same ravine. Also, the driveway bridge can hold 90 TONS, it has 6 stainless steel I-Beams w/ 86 yards of concrete as a foundation. Enjoy. BTW, these were built at our house in Elba, MN, USA. Thanks for viewing!

Here's the link to the album: Driveway & Walking Bridges - a set on Flickr

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Wow, looks great. Are the suspension cables functional or just for looks?
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Hi slownnsteady. The suspension cables on both bridges are just for looks; we "modeled" them after the golden gate bridge. A few more details: the top of the bridge was made of expanded steel for the weight and this material doesn't gets slippery with ice, and snow does'nt accumulate for additional weight. Also, the bridge itself is 120 feet, and with approaches it is 160 feet. The walking bridge is 140 feet. Thanks for viewing.
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