During the design of various landscapes, small decorative bridges are often used. They can be made from various materials. Today we will talk about the peculiarities of such forged designs.
Forged bridges, as a rule, possess small size. They often perform only decorative function, but sometimes serve to transition through the stream or artificial reservoir. The form in such structures can be different, but most often there are two varieties.
Arched. This option is considered more popular, as it is able to give the landscape of expressiveness.
- Straight. This option is the easiest, it will suit almost for any landscape.
Most often such bridges after manufacture are painted special compositions. As a rule, powder pigments are used. Coloring is possible any.
Popular products are very popular, made in black, dark brown and white colors.
And the procedure is carried out Patinating. It involves drawing on forged elements of a special thin coating. It can be coating under bronze or gold, which will give the design of the Spirit of the Starny.
Such bridges are not always completely made of wrought metal. Often only their foundation make up forged frames and railing. The flooring is performed from boards made from various wood species. In this case, wood is necessarily subjected to careful drying and processing, especially necessary in cases where the finished bridge will be located above the reservoir.
The base of concrete or stone can be part of the whole landscape. In this case, the path in the garden will smoothly go to the bridge. Forged railings on such bridges are mainly decorated with a large number of different patterns, including curls.
Garden bridges can be different species. Depending on how they were made, distinguished the designs of cold and hot forging.
In this case, metal blanks are exposed to deformation without heating. In this case, pressing and flexible are produced either by mechanical way or manually. This technique allows you to receive the same details. Cold forging is used to create structures with typical design. It should be noted that products made in such a way have an acceptable cost.
In this case, all metal blanks are pre-heated to a certain temperature regime. In this case, the material will have to reach the plastic state. After this, the parts are processed by hand, the necessary form is given using artistic forging.
Hot forging method allows you to get the design of non-standard forms. Most often, this method is used when performing garden bridges under an individual order. It is worth noting that such copies will have a relatively high cost.
Garden forged bridges can be drawn up in various design options. Beautiful and gently look at such structures with a metal base and large periods decorated with intricate patterns and a large number of separate decorative elements. Railings can be painted in chocolate or black. Flooring is often made of wood of various colors.
Another option will be completely wrought bridges. The form they can be both straight and arched. Most often they are created with the maximum amount of forged elements: curls, tips, balusin.
Sometimes there are small designs with wooden flooring and small railing, which are slightly towering above the surface of the Earth. They are decorated with a small amount of decorative metal parts. The form they can also be practically any. Such accurate products may be placed even on small garden sites.
Where to locate?
Forged bridges, as a rule, have through a stream or an artificial pond in the country. In this case, it is necessary to select the appropriate option, taking into account the size of the reservoir. Most often, arched patterns are selected for such places, but sometimes directly use.
As an element of landscape design on cottages, whole trenches are specifically digging. There they also arrange a composition consisting of artificial stone, plants and other scenery. After that, the bridge is installed through the trench.
Sometimes under the bridge make a “dry stream”. To do this, the grass is planted under construction, imitating the water jet. This option will allow you to make a landscape more bright and interesting.
In any case, when placed it is worth remembering that the object should be clearly visible to people from different gardens. Often, such structures are placed near the arbors, mangals, a veranda to make the recreation area more picturesque.
An excellent option will be such Wide bridge with black forged base and black metal railing, decorated with large curls and vegetable elements. The flooring itself can be performed from small sampling wooden boards of the same size. Wood can be any color. Beautifully looks like a tree with a natural expressed pattern. Such a structure can be placed through a pond.
Another good option will be a small arched bridge with railing, decorated with writhing patterns in the form of leaves, colors and interlaced lines. At the same time, at their ends, you can place small garden lamps of various shapes. At the bottom under construction, the trench is often digging, and then completely planted with decorative grass or flowers, all this is additionally decorated with stones of various sizes. Such a design can be paved through water.
Beautifully looks a large bridge with a stone base and with forged railing. At the same time, they can be decorated with patterns in the form of various curls. Such a bridge is best placed through the stream or an artificial pond.