J-Trap Bridge (?) over the Loddons

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J-Trap Bridge (?) over the Loddons

Postby guyburns » Tue 05 Nov, 2019 11:44 pm

I'm transcribing a talk I had with Chris Binks about his early days bushwalking in Tasmania, late 1940s, and he says in one part:

"The Loddon’s were bridged in those days by what they called a J-trap bridge, which was three wires strung together with an occasional wire between them, and you just balanced or hung on to the two side wires, and it swayed around."

Type in "J-trap Bridge" into Google and there are no results.

Anyone know what sort of bridge he is talking about and whether it has a name?
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Re: J-Trap Bridge (?) over the Loddons

Postby north-north-west » Wed 06 Nov, 2019 7:02 am

This article is about New Zealand, but the second photo shows the style of bridge he's talking about. I googled "three wire bridge" to find it.

http://nzbushadventures.blogspot.com/search/label/Three%20Wire%20Bridge
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Re: J-Trap Bridge (?) over the Loddons

Postby TML MHz » Thu 07 Nov, 2019 10:40 am

In Scouts we call these a monkey bridge.

Here's one I prepared earlier.
https://imgur.com/a/BHW1U2L
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