Building an ATV Bridge
Chris Blanton, RF recently completed an ATV bridge project for a client just in time for deer hunting season.
Bridge beams – Treated 2x10’s laminated with treated plywood:
Beams set across creek resting on 6x6 treated sills:
Beams cross braced to increase the stiffness of the bridge:
Bridge decked with treated 2x6 boards:
Side rails installed for safety:
This bridge has a 20 foot span and was designed by an engineer for a 3,500 pound load with a 50 percent safety factor. ATV’s and UTV’s can be very heavy and we highly recommend involving an engineer in the bridge design process.
If you need more information about forest road/trail maintenance and ATV bridge building or other forest management advice: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 336-838-766