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how to construct/install an elevated walkway/bridge to join two sections

how to construct/install an elevated walkway/bridge to join two sections

Old 06-16-11, 02:53 PM
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how to construct/install an elevated walkway/bridge to join two sections

Hey, I need to construct a bridge or a walkway that is 6 8 feet off the ground that connects a family room to the bedrooms section of my house.

The gap is about 2 feet long, 1.5 feet high, 3 feet diagonal (top to top).

I will have to remove 4 or 5 ballast's, and cut the railway (which i wish I did not have to do) on each side. One side starts to curve after about 1.5 feet so i have a weird space to fill.

I want to keep it simple and not too costly (less than $100)

What materials would I need
how do I design it

Any help would be appreciated. I have uploaded some pics to help picture the situation.


Old 06-16-11, 03:03 PM
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Old 06-16-11, 03:04 PM
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Did you really mean $100? Maybe it could be done for $1000...considering support structure, bracing, new railing, decking, flooring, etc. But unless you have all that just laying around...no way will it be $100. To be safe and secure, you'd probably need a structural engineer, architect, or a very qualified carpenter to at least design it. $300-500 minimum.

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Old 06-16-11, 03:20 PM
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Do you work for a credit union? That is where your pictures seem to be. They probably don't permit remote linking.

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