Monday, July 22, 2013

The Sad Tale of a Bridge

This is the story of the beautiful bridge our family and a family friend worked together to build.  We were so happy when it was done.  We were able to access our property on the other side of the creek, and it was so wonderful.  We made a path through the trees and made it a really fun place to take a walk.  One fateful day we decided to have our family picture taken on our beautiful bridge.

It sounded like a great idea until we heard a frightening sound.   A different configuration of the family had all of us stretched across the bridge in age order and then we heard it!  SNAP!!!  Apparently one of the support logs was not sound (although this wasn't visible from the outside) and it cracked.  As you can see we didn't stay in that pose and this was the result.

This summer we were able to see what we heard...

You'll notice a very sad sag, and a sad dad disassembling our bridge.

This log was the culprit.  Now we have to decide how to rebuild:(
Hopefully we will be able to get this done this year.

1 comment:

  1. That's a bummer - looked like a cool bridge before it's demise... Looking forward to September!!