Making a practice trail class bridge

Discussion in 'Horse Chat' started by Cynical25, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Cynical25

    Cynical25 Senior Member

    Oct 8, 2013
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    I assume it will stop raining someday so I can ride this year, but in the mean time I have a ton of random 4x4s, 2x4s and a miter saw gathering dust - considering making a trail class bridge.

    I'm sure I can YouTube tutorials, but curious if you've done it yourself and have any tips or wish-I-would-haves. I've seen two-piece versions for easier mobility, but wondered if people bother unbolting them or still just end up moving the whole thing...
  2. UncleJohn

    UncleJohn Senior Member

    May 12, 2008
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    We made one about a month ago..

    Horse Playground Bridge.jpg

    It is 2 - 8 foot 4x4's - treated wood going lengthwise. It's 32 inches wide with the cross pieces being a mix of left over 2x6's and 2x8's screwed into the 4x4's with 2 1/2 inch construction screws.

    Since this picture, we painted it white and threw sand into the paint to make it less slippery.

    Hope this helps.
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