Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wood plays a supporting role

This lovely wooden form (otherwise known as a former or centering or falsework) was built yesterday, to later be placed over the stream  in order to temporarily hold the many tons of stone that will be suspended in a carefully fitted barrel shape over Salem Creek, during our two-week bridge building training course coming up soon.

It seems appropriate to be fastening together pieces of wood, a non-manufactured natural material, to be the strong (though temporary) support for the tons of equally natural material, stone, which will all be fitted and locked together permanently in the construction of this Lake District style packhorse bridge project.

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