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DIY ATV Bridge Quick Assemble/Disassemble

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Old 11-15-2018, 11:19 AM
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Old 11-16-2018, 02:41 AM
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2 loading ramps fastened together might work okay. 1 to go down and 1 to go back up without stopping, getting in the water, and moving it to the other side. Neither one could go far when you were on the other one. You may need a little space between them so the approach angle isn't too steep when going from one to the other. 2 aluminum ramps like the 4' wide one I had are light enough to pick up and pull up over the bank by hand. That wouldn't cause any damage to the bank. You could even tie a rope onto the front of the first ramp and throw it across. That way when you got across you could flip it over onto the other one and pull them both out together, instead of dragging the second down the bank and all the way across the creek.
 
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:32 PM
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The ramps idea worked pretty good, thanks for the help!
 
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Old 05-26-2019, 12:19 PM
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Well that looks a little sketchy... lol... I would get some alum/steel and make a solid joint between the sections of ramps you have tied together should take that big bow out of them.. Its only a matter of time before that joint fails where you could possibly get hurt.. Some fine tuning and it should be good
 
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:46 PM
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I agree.. definately a good initial try but it aint lasting too many uses or any more weight.
 
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:16 PM
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To clarify, one set of ramps is resting on the bottom of the creek and the other set is tied onto the first using nylon straps.
But yeah it didnt seem very secure, I was afraid one side would tilt.
 
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:29 PM
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Sounds counterproductive. Why dontcha just bolt the one sitting on the creek bottom to the one the atv is on to double up the strength? Having 1 just sitting on the bottom isnt doing much to keep the top one from failing.
 
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:06 AM
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Each ramp is a 10-ft long ATV ramp rated for 1200lbs per set. I'm using them in the configuration shown below.
I don't think it should put any more stress on the ramps than if they were just both resting on the bottom.
If I bolted them together and they didn't have any support from the bottom, then I think it would be a lot more stress on them. It would in effect be a 15 or 20 ft ramp in that case.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding something?

 
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:08 AM
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Looks interesting. I thought they were just restimg evenly on each other.
 

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