Thursday, May 17, 2018

A permanent bridge, without using concrete


A dry stone arched bridge course will be held Monday July 9th to Saturday July 14 on the site of this beautiful Southern Ontario property. That's right,no mortar,concrete,metal or wood. 

 It will be taught by me and another instructor. Participants will get a unique experience having a full 'hands-on' experience learning to build a traditional Scottish ‘packhorse' bridge with cobbled walking surface. 
The course fee is 200 dollars a day and has been deliberately set low to encourage stone enthusiasts, with or without experience, not just professionals. In addition to students having the standard instructional printed material provided for this DSWAC course, registrants attending the  Pontypool  Mitchell’s Bridge Workshop will get a copy of my recently published book How To Build Dry Stacked Walls and Bridges. If time permits during the build there will be a field trip to visit at least one other dry stone bridge in neighbouring Northumberland County . Lunches will be provided.
All inquiries about attending this course should be directed to mcclaryharris@sympatico.ca or john@dswac,ca  This course is limited to 6 students and is nearly filled .

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