The 1/4" thick metal plates are about 4" x 8" and screwed to the bottom of the 4" x 4"s, should help with the sinking issue, but the water gets pretty wicked back there in the spring months, so we'll see how Mother Nature treats this big bridge.
The half cinder blocks will help, but we still have to add some anchors at the ends to keep things stable and vandal proof.
The location of this is about halfway into the Lucky Dawg tech section where it comes very close to the gravel pathway.
We were surprized how many hikers, runners and bikers passed us on a weekday, doesn't anybody work anymore ? !
Regardless, I was happy to see so many people using the trail system to get their workout fix in on such a beautiful day !
Thanks again to ibisman for coming out to help on such short notice, I PMed him just a half hour before I left the house.
Also, thanks for posting the pictures of our hard work so quickly, the "train trestle" (as it will be called) looks awesome !
This bridge will provide a passage over an area that stays flooded for a good 2+ months and adds another cool feature.
PLEASE don't ride it yet until it's finished which will be tomorrow, thanks to Toyota Tech & Bob St. John for providing the wood, Rich for making the steel plates and Canton Township for letting this very cool urban trail be a reality !!
Until next time,