Building Bridges

Cardigan Highlanders Volunteer Trail Crew is not unique, most trail crews build bridges at need and by their abilities. This list is for our volunteers, colleagues, and clients. BTW, this list does not include dozens of bog bridges.

  • Volunteers, Thank you VERY much for so generously giving of your time and talents. This is not much without you. We all hope you had fun.
  • Colleagues, we don't know everything. We hope to continue in the ancient tradition of mutual aid and consultation.
  • Clients, please consider using us or consulting about your bridge problems.
    Respectfully offered,
    Craig Sanborn, CHVTC Trailmaster

A Long History of Bridge Construction

Year / Crew / Site Name / Length' / # Stringers / Remarks
1986 / CHVTC / Cliff's / 14' / 2 spruce / Clifford Otis Sanborn 1913-1986. PT handrail '07, 2' PT deck, fir crib, tel poles: warden's.
1986 / CHVTC / 86 bog relo / 8' / 2 4x4x8' PT / 2x6x2' RS hem deck. 4x4x4' PT sills.
1999 / AMC Cardigan / Bailey Bk / 15' / 2 spruce / 2x6x4' RS hem deck, nailers, alum flash, hem sills. New ramp 2016, broke 6/2020 ski.1999 / AMC Cardigan / Nature 2 / 30' / 3 spruce 2x6x4' / RS hem deck, r&r 2010, nailers, alum flash, 8x8x8' PT sills. Ramps.
2000 / Mt Bothies / Glen Pean / 9' / 2 fir salvage / 2x4x2' PT deck, fir sills, drift pins: fir branches, all blowdowns from plantation, Lochaber, Scotland
2001 / AMC Cardigan / Nature 3 / 24' / 3 spruce / 2x6x4' RS hem deck / nailers / alum flash, 8x8x8' PT sills. Ramps.
2002 / Lebanon NH / Boston Lot / 12' / 3 4x4x12' PT. / 1.25x6x2' PT deck, 4x4x4' PT sills.
2004 / CHVTC / Andrew Bk Tr / 12' / '04 2 spruce / 1.25x6x2' PT deck, 3 4x4x12' PT stringers, 4x4x4' PT sills.
2004 / AMC NH / Davis Path / 22' / 2 3-lam pine / 2x12 deck, 3-lam 2x12 stringers; braced below; sills. All pine. Per TB&M 3rd, pg. 160.
2006 / AMC Cardigan / Woodland / 30' / 3 tel poles / 4x4 PT curbs, 2x6x5' RS hem deck, nailers, 8x8x8' PT sills, 6x6x6' PT crib N end, 16' ramp.
2007 / AMC Cardigan / Croo / 30' / 3 spruce / handrails, outriggers. 2x6x4' spruce deck r&r hem 6/28/2014. nailers, alum flash., 8x8x8' PT sills.
2010 / AMC Cardigan / Nature 1 / 10' / 3 3-lam PT / 2x6x4' RS hem deck, nailers, 3-lam 2x10x10' PT, 6x6x6' PT sills. 6' ramps, trestle bent NE end.
2011 / MSGTC / Stoddard NH / 8' / 3 4x4x8' PT / 4x4 curbs, 5/4x6x2' deck, 4x4x4' sills, all PT.
2013 / MSGTC / Iron Nail / 30' / 3 tel poles / handrails, outriggers. 2x4 curbs, 2x6x4' deck. Nailers. 2 tel pole sills 6' L @ end.
2014 / AMC Cardigan / Dicey Bk / 28' / 3 spruce / PT handrails, deck, 4x4 joists, 8x8x8' sills.
2015 / MSGTC / Bog Bk / 20' / 2 3-lam PT / all PT handrails, deck, nailers, stringers, 6x6 cribs, 6x6x8' sills.
2015 / CHVTC / Barlow / 12' / 3 4x4x12' PT / handrail PT, 5/4x6x2' PT deck, 4x4x4' PT sills.
2016 / CHVTC / Cole Pd 2 / 12' / 3 4x4x12' PT / 27" recycle Trex deck, 4x4x4' PT sills.
2016 / UVTA / Trescott 1 / 20' / 2 RS spruce / 2' RS deck, 4x9x20' RS spruce.
2017 / Hanover NH / Slade Bk 1 / 30' / 3 hemlock / PT handrails, 2x6x4' RS hem deck, nailers, alum flash. 8x8x8' PT sills.
2017 / CHVTC / Cole Pd bog / 8' / 2 2x4 PT sel 5/4x6x16" PT deck / 2x4 stringers, 2' half-round hem sills. 7 bridges.
2017 / UVTA / Trescott 2 / 19' / 2 hemlock / RS hem deck / nailers, hem sills. 6' ramps.
2018 / Hanover / Slade Bk 2 / 30' / 3 hemlock / PT handrail, 2x6x4' RS hem deck / nailer, alum flash, 8x8x8' PT sills.
2020 / CHVTC / Cole Pd 1 / 18' / oak skidder, PT handrails, braced @ ends to deadmen. 4x4 PT curbs. 2x4x3' SPF select deck / 8' ramps. Abutments + riprap of quarry waste, 40 stones assorted sizes to ~200 lbs. 16' clear span, ADA-compliant. For NH Fish & Game.

This list does not include dozens of bog bridges.

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