Log Bridge

A log bridge is a bridge that uses logs that fall naturally or are intentionally felled or placed across streams. The first manmade bridges with significant span were probably intentionally felled trees. The use of emplaced logs is now sometimes used in temporary bridges used for logging roads, where a forest tract is to be harvested and the road then abandoned. Such log bridges have a severely limited lifetime due to soil contact and subsequent rot and wood-eating insect infestation. Longer lasting log bridges may be constructed by using treated logs and/or by providing well drained footings of stone or concrete combined with regular maintenance to prevent soil infiltration. This care in construction can be seen in the bridge illustrated, which has well locked dry set stone abutments and a footpath leveled with boards.

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... that Kong puts Ann in before he goes to fight the sailors on the log bridge ... wires." Arsinoitherium - This huge prehistoric mammal was to chase the men onto the log bridge and corner them between itself and the enraged Kong ... This can be attested to by the fact that the sailors didn't just run back across the log when Kong appeared ...
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... It is known that an old log house known as the Henley property was once at this location, but there is some question as to whether this is the site of the Asherbranner house ... where the village of Zalma is now situated, built a log and brush dam and erected a water mill to grind corn ... They repaired the log and brush dam and operated the mill until the Civil War ...

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