All the arches are in place, 12 in all, spanning 40 feet. Sadly, the photographs really don't capture it very well at all.
I'll be out there early on Saturday, Open House 2-4 to add a few elements around the main arch.
These are the flying buttresses that were added for stability. The privet when freshly cut is very bendable. Only a few branches broke during construction. As the wood dries is becomes harder and more apt to brake and split. Over all the structure is very stable. I am expecting the wood to weather very well over it's year long existence. The bailing wire might be an issue with rust, so I'll beef that up on Saturday.