Looking for some help with an idea I have and looking for suggestions/direction.
There are various areas on my local trail that have some bad sand spots. When I say bad, I mean if we haven't had rain in a while it could actually make you dismount and push your bike through. The rest of this section is fantastic, which really makes these short sandy areas a bummer. My idea was to build "bridges" over the sandy area.
I've taken a picture of some sketches I made up to get a general idea of the best way to do this. Would appreciate any input for experienced builders.
- Using fresh logs (Pine) for the bridge bases.
- Using split logs (Pine) for the planking screwed into the bases.
- Cutting the trail half the height of the log bases for the bridge to sit in. (total elevation from ground would be about 8-10 inches.
What would be recommended for cross-bracing this? I was thinking of more logs cut to the width and placed every few feet. What would be the best way to fansten them together? Is there a better option?
Can anyone provide pictures or details on the ramps for either side. I understand that a cyclist could easily lift the front wheel to get on, but this trail also sees some foot traffic from runners and explorers and I don't want to create a tripping hazard here.
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