Greetings! I created this blog to provide information about various projects and to promote my book, Building a Small Cable Suspension Bridge with the Cable Locking System. (I am also publishing a new book in 2018, Building a Wood-Framed Panelized Yurt). You can read book ordering information below. I have included several posts on this blog that are clips from the bridge book as well as additional information, such as a complete materials price list. I have also posted several posts about our yurt project, including a materials price list plus floor, and roof plans.
If you have specific questions about your bridge project, feel free to email me, but I’ll be honest: as stated in the book, I am not an engineer. I will not make specific recommendations for your particular bridge project. Bridge designs are all site-specific and all kinds of factors must be considered before installing a structure such as this one. But that said, I do like to share ideas and hear yours. I can be reached at marvinad.mad (at) gmail (dot) com. I don’t always answer very quickly, but I try to answer eventually.
Marvin Denmark, builder and craftsman with more than 45 years of experience, details the process he used to design and construct a small cable-suspension bridge. After giving a brief history of suspension bridges and engineering considerations, Denmark provides illustrations, diagrams, and full-color photos to explain the step-by-step process he used to complete the project.
Anyone who needs a footbridge that is relatively easy to build, without the use of heavy equipment or difficult-to- replace components, may benefit from the ideas in this book and by using the patented “cable locking system.”
This book is available for purchase on Amazon.com. Click Here to Order
Cable locking system components: While I hoped to provide parts for the cable locking system to individuals, the costs to manufacture and ship a small number of the components has made me conclude that it’s not worth it. The beauty of the system is that the parts can be manufactured easily. Just follow the specs in the book. Of course, please don’t go manufacturing and selling the system, because that would be a bit of a patent infringement. I’d be happy to sell the patent to anyone who is interested.