Thursday, July 18, 2013

Building a dry stone bridge -Part 8


Springers are shaped and wrestled into position.
Their bottoms are level. Their tops angle to the centre point of the circle about two feet below the form.


Yes a couple were 'sawn' but a lot of them were 'hand-dressed' from springer-like shapes found in the tons of stone we brought down to the site.


Oh, did I mention the poison ivy everywhere ?

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