A perfect complement for any setting, garden bridges can span creeks, traverse flower beds, or arch elegantly over ponds.
Japanese garden bridges are ancient designs that have been used throughout the ages for foot traffic and decoration. Arc, arch, ornamental, landscape, wood, oriental, Asian, and Japanese graden bridges are just a few of the descriptive names given to handcrafted garden bridges.
You can find many functional and beautiful styles of decorative garden bridges to distinguish your garden. As you're looking at the designs, you'll find wooden garden bridges are constructed of cedar garden bridges, pine garden bridges or redwood garden bridges. The higher-end wooden garden bridges are usually built with a high-grade pressure-treated pine that is resistant to insects and decay. To assure low maintenance, a galvanized metal garden bridge is used to prevent corrosion and countersunk or finished flush where exposed. There are two distinct outdoor garden bridge styles from which to choose:
To add to the unique style of your wooden garden bridge, there are different handrail configurations upon which to decide. You can choose handcrafted garden bridges with no handrails, garden bridges with rope rails, garden bridges with one handrail, or garden bridges with two handrails. For the final touch, add uniquely carved rails and ball finials to your wooden garden bridge.
Is the foot garden bridge built to carry foot traffic?
Some garden bridges are made for decorative use only. Thus, if you're planning on using a foot garden bridge as a pathway to your garden or for walking over a small creek bed, make sure you check to see the foot bridge is built to carry foot traffic. Depending on size, a garden foot bridge can hold from 200 to 2,000 pounds. Foot garden bridges built to hold foot traffic use beams and braces for added stability.
Create the perfect accent in your garden with a garden bridge. There is such a wide variety of garden bridges available, you can easily find one to match your taste and budget.