WILDERNESS BRIDGE

Pressure-treated timber was a main element in the bridge which spans 18 feet at a height 100 feet above the San Joaquin River Gorge. Approximately 11,600 board feet of Douglas Fir weighing three and one-half tons was used. The decking was treated with penta preservative in light petroleum solvent and stained green. The deck tread was made up of 3x12 by 8-foot timbers spiked to 6x14 stringers, which are bolted to the steel bridge structure with galvanized bolts. The bridge provides a 6-foot wide passage between handrails. The contractor transported his materials to the site and across the river by a system of highlines.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Wood Preservers Institute

    1651 Old Meadow Road
    McLean, VA  USA  22101
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM