Landscape Design

The Draw Of Custom Bridges For Your Pool Patio


If your home has a pool and patio on the property, nothing adds the same level of visual and architectural appeal as custom bridges built specifically for your needs.

Custom bridges for residences, also known as residential bridges, are all the rage these days to add an element of paradise to the poolside.  Perhaps you have two pools where you would like to bridge the gap, or would like to have a bridge running across the whole pool.  Maybe a custom bridge to connect an elevated changing room or washroom is required.  If you live on a lake or oceanfront, adding custom bridges to create a walkway to the beach or lakeshore is another excellent option.

There are so many applications for custom bridges to be put into play that it can seem overwhelming to choose.  Browsing the Internet for ideas is always a good idea as you get to see already created projects and draw inspiration from them.  Check out the Links Bridges website at:, for images and rundowns of projects that have been created for previous clients.

Once you have an idea of where you want to employ a custom residential bridge it is time to go into the details of it’s construction.

Step 1:  Figure out your chosen location and purpose of the bridge.  This will largely dictate what type of custom bridge will work best and can aid in the design process.

Step 2:  Take all measurements, as this will be one of the first things that a custom bridge builder will ask you about.  Most builders offer free consultations where a builder visits your location to discuss your options and concerns.

Step 3:  Together with your bridge builder, design the residential bridge itself.  Do you want an arched bridge or flat walkway?  Will it be made out of wood, metal or stone?  There are many decisions that go into the design phase of your new bridge.

Step 4:  Finalize the design and get construction underway.  The actual construction of the bridge will most likely take place at the builder’s facilities, with only final assembly and fitting done at the actual location.

Step 5:  Enjoy your new architectural piece and put it to good use.

Once your custom residential bridge is installed you can show it off to your guests and make the neighbors jealous. Nothing adds the same level of class as custom bridges on your property.  They are of course functional as well.

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