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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #225 on: December 03, 2017, 02:12:26 AM »
It's nice to see then stood up, with the people, tractor, and cars in the pictures it really gives a perspective as to how big the bridge really is . Great work!
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #226 on: December 03, 2017, 02:22:52 AM »
An upstanding job, gentlemen.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #227 on: December 03, 2017, 03:10:28 AM »
Hats off to everyone for a smooth and well-planned job. Even the weather cooperated.
I'm really looking forward to crossing the bridge and then the climb up the mountain. It is going to be a really exciting feature of the railroad.
Can't wait.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #228 on: December 03, 2017, 03:42:06 AM »
Tremendous work and accomplishments Congratulations!  We really enjoy keeping up with the museum's various efforts.  Really appreciate the photos, videos and comments.  Regret that distance and health keep us from active participation.  Thanks again and ever forward!

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #229 on: December 03, 2017, 12:50:48 PM »
Gary, active participation comes in three forms, onlooking, physical help, and donations or support. :) So in one way or another you are helping. Without our generous donors and supporters, our volunteers and or outside contractor(s) wouldn't be able to make such amazing progress.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #230 on: December 03, 2017, 02:59:51 PM »
Fantastic work.
I see the forklift is earning its keep. What are the pieces of lumber for that are framing the trusses?

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #231 on: December 03, 2017, 08:31:40 PM »
The 2x4s are for attaching the siding to the timbers.  Additional 2x4s will be joining on the insides once everything is tied together.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #232 on: December 03, 2017, 09:00:42 PM »
Is the sheathing plain lumber or is it some sort of tongue and groove?

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #233 on: December 03, 2017, 09:36:58 PM »
Ship lap siding
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #234 on: December 03, 2017, 10:14:57 PM »
Does the bridge still need to be narrowed?  If so, what will be the process to do so?

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #235 on: December 03, 2017, 11:09:55 PM »
The trusses were raised at the distance apart that they need to be.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #236 on: December 04, 2017, 02:05:41 AM »
The 2x4s are for attaching the siding to the timbers.  Additional 2x4s will be joining on the insides once everything is tied together.

Why are the vertical pieces so tall?

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #237 on: December 04, 2017, 08:21:12 AM »
Jeff the 2x4's just haven't been cut to the right height for the backside of the truss roof yet. The roofs over the trusses slopes to the outside of the bridge.

Some more pictures I took Sunday morning.








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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #238 on: December 04, 2017, 01:21:59 PM »
The caution tape make good wind socks.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #239 on: December 04, 2017, 03:20:05 PM »
I thought the tape would warn off low-flying helicopters or drones or something.