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Bridge Building

Learn to build a dry stone arched bridge. This workshop will culminate the bridge building series with a two day build of our farm road dry stone arched bridge.

Required Prerequisite Courses:

1-day walling workshop, or 2-day walling workshop, or hold DSWA-GB certification (any level).
Stone shaping workshop, or bridge stone shaping workshop

Recommended Prerequisite Courses:

2-day wall workshop working on a cheek end
Site prep for wall workshop
String lines and Batter frames workshop

Pair this workshop with the Bridge Tour happening the day before!

This workshop will teach you how to assemble a bridge or arched structure. You will install voussoirs while learning techniques for achieving long term stability in a bridge. You will gain a practical understanding of where compromise is appropriate, and how construction techniques play to the physics at work enabling the bridge to function. You will build the walls of the bridge and set copes. The workshop will culminate in a discussion of bridge and arch design principles.

Register for just this workshop or take it as part of the bridge building workshop set that includes this workshop and all of the following: stone shaping workshop, small arch workshop, bridge site prep workshop, the stone bridge tour, and the bridge building workshop! Signing up for the set saves you $100 off the list price of taking all 5 workshop in the set independently.

Upcoming Bridge Building Workshops:

Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.