Wrapped one up today

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by J. Peterson Grading, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    We started this creek bank project last november, and had to stop working on it due to the ground freezing up in early december.

    Well, we were able to get back to it on tuesday, and we got it wrapped up this morning.

    We ended up not being able to save the origanal bridge like we wanted to, but the finish product looks way better than it would have if we had saved it.

    Just a few mixed before and afters

    J.

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  2. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    A couple more

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  3. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    Nice Job. Looks really good.
     
  4. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You're right, the new bridge looks better. Did you build the new bridge?
     
  5. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,099

    That would be a lovely bridge for a young couple in love and hornier than pole cats in heat to profess their love to each other.
     
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    looks damn good! like the new bridge
     
  7. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    Thanks guys.

    Yes, We, I mean my guys built it. But, I did design it. And I stopped by to give moral support from time to time.


    J.
     
  8. GunnPropertyServices

    GunnPropertyServices LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 374

    whats the purpose behind the 3 angles on the bridge, why not just build it straight across?
    just curious
     
  9. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    The bridge had to be built above the "Flood Plain elevation"

    Origanally the bridge was built flush with the top of the tie retaining wall. It was attatched flush with the wall with screws, and the other side was set into the dirt on the bank itself. At the elevation, it was over 1.5 Ft to low. Origanal builders didn't permit this project over 20 years ago. So No permit, not the correct height.

    We had to have the property serveyed to get the correct bridge hight. So once that was established, and the bottom of the bridge was now a foot and a half higher, making the top 2.5ft higher, we had to find a way to get from the yard to the new height. So we went with the 2 slopes on either end.

    Also, when the bridge was built, the home owner wanted to be able to drive his riding mower across. So thats anothe reason it was built so low. Now, with our ramps, its more accessable for the age of the people that live here now.

    J.
     
  10. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    Nice job, it looks great.
     

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