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Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 6:02 PM
Subject: Re: Jungle Resort
There are some British publications that provide back country type
suspension bridge design and construction. Unfortunately their web page
address is on the computer at my other office. I'll be back there this
week end and will send it to you.
Thank you Neil for this advise. I looked into
several sites , but never encountered really good detailed
situations. The point is that we are quite isolated
here, in Manaus the capital of this state, there is nothing which can me help
I know how to rig up such a bridge ( I am a
mech. eng. and used to construct and commission oil rigs ) . Therefore I like
to use present proven expierence rather than re-inventing the
The Inca´s unfortunately never wrote down their
grass woven bridge spec´s!
What many people do not realize is that (
unfortunately ) the jungle is not that organized as it looks like. Trees are
falling over ( also the big one´s ) so a lot of attention has to be paid to
support the bridge carrying trees.
I am only curious to look at details .
When I can lay my hands on the proper info ,I will
keep you informed about my adventures!
Grrreeeeetings from the Amazon
I would be interested in what your final design might be as I have a
possible similar suspension bridge design that may be coming up. I have
seen and used native vine type bridges in west Africa.
Neil Moore, S.E.
neil moore and associates
Amazonat Jungle Resort wrote:
Hello,we are Amazonat Jungle Resort, located in the
BrazilianAmazon. ( www.amazonat-resort.com
)We are in the process of
starting a suspension bridgein
the tree canopy system.Is there
any technical information out there, who canhelp us out with;cable size/distances,connections to tree'swalking ways, tree platforms,connections,strength