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Building a Small Cable Suspension Bridge: with the Cable Locking System Paperback – June 21, 2011
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Our property is somewhat park like and this will be a great addition to the landscape. A suspension bridge has a very particular feel to it, both visually and physically and has always captured my imagination. I think my first response after the initial awe to a suspension bridge is to question its stability and structure as it has a somewhat raw quality to it like a tree house. This aspect is rather appealing to me, but to build, I have an immediate concern with safety and longevity of materials. The design in the book fulfills all. The bridge is obviously good looking and it has a very thought out structure. The patented "cable locking system" is both clean in its design and structurally safe in that it captures the ends of the 4x4 cross member in a very practical way that will hold the beam as long as the wood remains good. This is one of the critical points solved in the design of this bridge.
This book is a practical study in building a suspension bridge, It explains the construction procedures well and is an excellent resource for anyone interested in such a bridge.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting book. Explores a number of considerations for those who might build a bridge of their own design.Published 15 days ago by Joseph A. Curtiss
I built my own suspension bridge and took hundreds of pictures which are much better than the ones in this digital book. I gives a few ideas, but nothing more then that.Published 2 months ago by Jay D. Anderson
It's an interesting account of this gang's bridge building project, but I was hoping for more details. Read morePublished 9 months ago by KEVIN
It was not what I thought it would be.....save your money and don't purchase.Published 15 months ago by brian connor
I learned some things about building a small suspension bridge but came away a bit disappointed. There are very few good pictures of the bridge he actually built. Read morePublished 17 months ago by michael egan
This is more of a "blog" of how someone built one of these bridges. There are some critical details missing in terms of how to compute the distances for the cables to... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Tom Buttermore