Here is the How To:
First off, you will need a few tools and materials.
~Adhesive (I used rubber cement, but I think a hot glue gun would have been easier)
~Card Stock Paper
You'll want to decide how big you want your bridge to be. Mine is only big enough to fit 2 miniatures side by side, but if you want your's larger, the process would be the same.
Once you decide what size of a bridge you want, cut the balsa wood in strips to mimic wooden boards. I don't think this type of bridge is supposed to look perfect, so I cut the strips uneven and crooked.
After cutting the balsa, You would want to shaved off pieces from each board to create imperfections. This will make the bridge look like it was built by hand. Plus, it will also look much better when you go to dry brush.
The last thing you have to do when building the bridge is add the posts.
Once you have your bridge built, it's time to paint!
Here's how I added color:
I first painted the entire bridge black. I didn't think about it until after I started, but this step could easily have been completed with a layer of spray paint.
From there, I painted a layer of brown all over, not really worrying about making it look perfect.
Then, I dry brushed a lighter brown over the entire bridge. I also did a very light dry brushing of white.
From there, I created a dark brown wash and applied it all over.
If this is a project you were looking to do and need more information, feel free to reach out to me. I had lots of fun building my first piece of terrain and hope that this post will inspire others to try similar projects!