Friday, July 26, 2013

Building a dry stone bridge- Part 16

Here is a photo Trevor Spik took of Crown Bridge about an hour after the form was pulled out.

The total length of the bridge is about 32 feet. It has a nine and a half foot span and it is 5 foot 6 inches wide. The height from the stream to the bottom side of the vault is about four and a half feet.

 It was a great pleasure to build this bridge for a long time client of mine who happens to be a dentist. Normally it's the dentist who tells you that you need a bridge, not the other way around. So anyway being my dentist friends bridge is also why we decided to call it Crown Bridge.

Lots more pics to show you of this bridge tomorrow.


  1. To me: It's awesome.

  2. bridge looks astounding John,and I love the name,looks like a good root for a canal. regards Barry Y. Alton.

  3. Wow!! That look's incredible..
    You must have some pretty talented
    minions helping you with your projects.

  4. What a great name for a bridge. A royal we makes for a great team.

  5. I am very happy to have had a tiny part in this superb construction.Norman Haddow

  6. It was very cool, congratulations. I'm wanting to make one in my site in Brazil.