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May 11, 2012

Camel Raft Bridge

The Camel Raft is the simplest steel drum raft, using just two poles and four ropes. This project joins a series of two barrel camel rafts with poles and decks to make a floating bridge.

The first module would have two barrels at each end, and would be anchored to the shore. Each module after that would only need a pair of barrels at one end, and the other end would rest on the barrels of the previous module. This system could also be used to build a floating jetty. If you pre-assemble all of the modules, this bridge could be spanned across the water very quickly.

I've been itching to try this but haven't got around to it yet, if you do, please let me know about it.
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