Tuesday, January 21, 2014

False Work

In order to make the arched bridge wider that we had only partially completed last year in California, this year we are building forms to support a nine inch arch to be added to both sides. This is in order to spread the parapets a bit more so that there is enough walking area  over the bridge between them.
Sean, Patrick and I use junky stones laid carefully in an arc and then add a layer of cement (shaped with a trammel) to form the appropriate Roman arch shape. 

It doesn't have to look pretty. It's just a temporary support for the terrazzo voussioirs we will be adding afterwards.

Talk about false work !

1 comment:

  1. There should be a number you can call for temporary support.