Building a Bridge (Twice!)

Building a bridge—a durable bridge—across the flood-prone Satsop River entailed building it much higher than the author originally planned.

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The bridge's cables are anchored in the ground by cedar logs buried four feet deep (the lines on the other side of the river are set in concrete).  Treated posts hold the cables and the bridge well above the unpredictable torrent that ruined the Dameron's first river spanner.