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Standlake Ranch, Witney, West Oxfordshire17 Jun 2012
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Third task at Standlake. Time to finish that bridge.

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The biggest task remaining is to add some planks to walk on. These are wired onto the pipes.

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On the other side, steps up to the bridge are needed

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Each of the boardwalk-type planks needs to be drilled so it can be wired on...

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... and the wiring must be done from a slightly precarious position above the water!

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Handrail team looks slightly maniacal already?

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Steps up to the bridge are nearing completion

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Richard never misses an opportunity to do a little coppicing, even in an awkward position like this

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Finishing touches

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Bridge. Done. 'Nuff said.

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Bridge over untroubled waters

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Meanwhile, some volunteers are off on a boat trip. Is this the van officer admitting defeat?

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Nope, it's just a way to transport some tree stumps to the island to be used as seats

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The stumps are moved up to the top of the island to form a seating area

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So we've got a boat, we just built a bridge, PING! <lightbulb icon>

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View of bridge from boat

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Our completed bridge - one last photo

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Handrails seem sturdy enough, at least for skinny people

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The view from beneath the bridge.

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While we're out in the boat, might as well bash a bit of scrub. We're OCV, it's what we do best.

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Proud bridge designer demonstrates his confidence in his creation by holding on with both hands

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And finally... we still love the old rope bridge too!