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September 5, 2008

Belgian arch bridge

This bridge was built at last year's Belgian Jamboree, by members of Ploeg Technieken, who have featured previously with the cloverleaf lashing. Kim notes that this was built 'only with manpower, no cranes, winching ... just people with hands ;-) '

This is a large and complex project, built from a series of smaller assemblies- see, for example, the 'ladders' that interlock to form the arches in the middle photograph below.

Thanks to Kim for sharing this. More photographs, including construction details and closeups of the model, here.

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