the use of roundpole for bridges is fairly uncommon, the examples on this
page show the variety of types and scales of use where it has proven to be
able to make a valuable contribution.
In rural areas, where import of materials and labour may be difficult and
add expense, the ready availability, low cost and good workability of
roundpole make it a prime candidate for use under certain circumstances.
As with all construction, a problematic issue to overcome is jointing. A
range of jointing solutions are illustrated here and under the JIC
Certain smaller scale bridges are included under the ‘Paths and Small
(source: Reforesting Scotland www.reforestingscotland.org)
Roundpole Alder stilts support the roundpole
bridge and Crannog at Loch Tay. The alder stilts simply rest in the silt at
the bed of the Loch.