This little bridge is the only way to get to the back 3/4 of our property (unless you want to get wet and muddy and stuck). It was in sad shape with most of the boards warped and barely attached. Turns out our neighbor started tearing off his deck a few weeks ago to completely rebuild it. Hmmm…old deck boards. Score! Our awesome neighbor also gave us a bunch of his extra deck screws and loaned Steve his handy impact wrench (now he wants one of his own!).
We hadn’t planned on working on this yesterday, but we had a few hours so Steve tore in before I had time to object (too much).
I thought it would have been a fun obstacle: running across the beams in our own Tough Mudder/Warrior Dash course. While Steve dug some junk out that was stuck under the bridge, I hauled the former deck joists and set them across.
I’m proud to say I did not fall in!
It still needs a few more rows of screws (need to recharge battery in aforementioned impact wrench) and a few boards need to be trimmed, but it looks way better now!
It’s sort of like our version of “the bridge to Terabithia.” We just need a cool name for what’s on the other side.