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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #315 on: February 07, 2018, 01:12:52 AM »
Is that last picture one of the places that need drainage? I noticed the water.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #316 on: February 07, 2018, 01:57:47 AM »
Actually, that was ice..

When the railroad shut down, the trees grew and plugged lots of drainage. Then they logged in there and took care of the rest of it. The water does not stay long. So it filters out someplace. Someone dug a trench years ago across the grade, and most of the water drains through that. My plan is to put an 18 inch culvert there, and that will improve the drainage.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #317 on: February 07, 2018, 02:01:22 AM »
Mother Nature has blessed us again with a fluctuating brook. Ice is still there, but doubt it is safe..

Good thing that large pine was taken down last Saturday.  Timing is everything!
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #318 on: February 10, 2018, 07:49:46 PM »
Just a little limbing today, and cut some smaller stuff. Everything was sticky, and gloves got wet..

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #319 on: February 11, 2018, 01:21:23 AM »
I'll bet that those driving by on 218 are more than a bit curious as to what's going on. ;)

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #320 on: February 14, 2018, 09:43:28 PM »
What is the status of the actual bridge? Is it fully assembled?

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #321 on: February 14, 2018, 10:36:28 PM »
Basically assembled, it needs the "outrigger" supports to be installed, the sheathing installed, and there's some additional cross bracing needed.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #322 on: April 18, 2018, 06:07:51 PM »
Winter is over, and work has resumed on the bridge. Jason supplied me with these photos





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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #323 on: April 18, 2018, 06:54:03 PM »
I see that it stood up well against the winter Nor'easters.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #324 on: April 19, 2018, 01:14:57 AM »
That is one massive bridge!
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #325 on: April 19, 2018, 01:30:30 AM »
It's possible that one of the SWW tasks will be to start to apply the sheathing...

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #326 on: April 19, 2018, 02:14:40 AM »
The inside of the sheathing needs to be coated with fire retardant before it is installed on the bridge.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #327 on: April 19, 2018, 09:49:56 AM »
There's been a change, The bridge man says to put it on and he will bring his own sprayer and spray both sides.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #328 on: May 07, 2018, 12:00:28 AM »
Thanks to the Mystic Valley Railway Society (MVRS) and the Emery Rail Heritage Trust (ERHT) for each bestowing grants to the WW&F Railway Museum for the restoration and placement of the historic "boxed pony" B&M Moose Brook Bridge on the Museum's Mountain Extension at Trout Brook. We are very grateful to these organizations; the W. Russell Rylko Memorial Award (administered by the MVRS) granted $6100 toward the project, while the John H. Emery Memorial Award (administered by the ERHT) granted $5000. These awards were announced within days of each other, total $11,100, and will be used for the placement and site needs for the bridge project.

Thanks too to the various members of the grant writing team who put these applications together. Their work represents some of the many "behind the scenes" activities that occur on the WW&F.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #329 on: May 07, 2018, 02:21:43 AM »
Ed,

Congratulations for keeping track of the opportunities for funding, creating the bulk of the submissions, pulling all the parts together and submitting the results.  I know there are many who also work behind the scenes to help contribute to help make these applications happen but you are the conductor who tracks, prompts, prods and creates the final product.

Well Done to you and to all the others.  Our Railway Museum is lucky to have such a dedicated team that you have pulled together.

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