This project, in Hamden, CT, is a 4-foot wide by 50-foot long wood foot bridge that crosses an 18-foot high concrete dam on a private pont. Hate to say it was an "engineering marvel", but for the most part it was designed to be built by little more than one person. Challenges included no center support on a 30-foot clear span, couldn't get more than a pickup truck down to the site, the bridge is 18 feet above a concrete pad and water, and the homeowner said there was a family copper head snakes sited! The entire bridge is constructed of treated lumber. Design loads are 5,000 lbs dead and 5,000 lbs live (deflection limited). Rail system is 1/8 inch stainless steel cables. 

FOOT BRIDGE

Foot Bridge
Foot Bridge

Engineering

Foot Bridge
Foot Bridge

Completed bridge looking west

Foot Bridge
Foot Bridge

View from bottom on dam

Foot Bridge
Foot Bridge

Engineering

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