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Swamp bridge anchoring details

using a metal fence post to anchor the swamp bridge

I first wanted the more heavy duty fence posts to anchor the swamp bridge, but realized we used them all up on the high density orchard experiment.

Turns out the thinner and cheaper metal fence post was a better fit for this application.

The flat side snugged up nicely with the swamp bridge and the pre-drilled holes made securing it easy.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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It's so interesting to see how far you have come with your bridges over the years. What do you think in another 4 or 5 years you'll have a bridge made of steel I beams that you can drive a truck across? I know you've talked about this before and it didn't fit your style but it's always interesting to see the improvements over time.

Reminds me a of bridge I build where I lined both banks with granite blocks from the local quarry and laid some pressure treated boards across. Still works to this day.


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