Once again we’ve been flooded with support from the community and have many people to thank!
We will be disturbing quite a bit of earth once we start excavating for our footers, so we’ve already taken steps to prevent impact on the little stream below our bridge. This wouldn’t be possible without a donation of over 300 dollars worth of silt fencing from John Thelen at Landmark Landscapes! Our crew spent Saturday and Monday digging out trenches and setting the silt fencing, exposing ourselves to the wrath of some exceptionally healthy poison ivy!
Additionally, New Belgium Brewery has donated not only $250 dollars, but also some beautiful, reclaimed wooden gates, which we will be using as support for our benches. Below are some pictures of the team fighting with these heavy-duty gates and old hardware to extract the 2X6′s we need. Big thanks to Bradley from New Belgium for helping us lift and transport those hefty gates!
Finally, huge thanks to B.V. Hendrick Gravel & Sand Co. – North Buncombe Quarryfor a $500 donation that we will use towards the gravel beds beneath the footings! Without these contributions this bridge wouldn’t be possible!!