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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #435 on: July 13, 2018, 12:03:25 PM »
Jason tells me that Contractor Jeff will start the North approach and prep work on Tuesday. This is the only day Jeff plans on being there, as he has another job to do. So, look for pictures here Tuesday night..
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« Reply #436 on: July 13, 2018, 02:00:07 PM »
I'm pretty sure I saw it once before, but is there a drawing of the approaches and bridge in place?

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« Reply #437 on: July 13, 2018, 03:14:21 PM »
I'm pretty sure I saw it once before, but is there a drawing of the approaches and bridge in place?

Eric did some drawings on page 6 of the September/October 2017 Newsletter...

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« Reply #438 on: July 13, 2018, 06:33:09 PM »
I thought I remember reading somewhere that the gap to be bridged was 72 feet wide and there was now to be a short 12 foot span on each end of the Moose-Trout Brook Bridge. 

Out of curiosity, what is the span between bents over Humason Brook?
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« Reply #439 on: July 13, 2018, 10:42:30 PM »
Humason is about 30 feet from abutment to abutment.
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« Reply #440 on: July 13, 2018, 11:53:23 PM »
Crew call!  Tuesday, July 17 will be a big day.  Prep for abutments on site, including survey, hand leveling, silt fencing, haying.  Locating piles, etc.  If we have enough crew we’ll leave some folks at Sheepscot to continue abutment assembly. 

If we REALLY have enough folks, we’ll all line up along both sides of the bridge, pick it up, walk it north up 218, then walk it across the brook.

The last part is optional...

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #441 on: July 14, 2018, 01:21:14 AM »
Humason is about 30 feet from abutment to abutment.

It was a big deal then when Humason was bridged in 2001, thanks to Harry Percival's design and construction by the Marine Wing Support Squadron 472, Detachment B, of Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mount Clemens, Michigan.  Times have changed!

Harry must be smiling seeing what's been accomplished since then, and particularly with the Mountain Extension.  A fitting tribute to his legacy.
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« Reply #442 on: July 14, 2018, 02:25:57 AM »
Jason asked me to post this drawing illustrating the current plans for the bridge site.
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« Reply #443 on: July 14, 2018, 02:31:03 AM »
If memory serves me, which it often fails me anymore, I thought there were two bents between the Humason Brook abutments.  I was wondering if the two short approach spans (12 feet each?) to the Moose Trout Brook Bridge were longer or shorter than the span between the two bents.  In counting the ties on the Drawing Ed posted it appears that the approach spans are closer to 20 feet.

I agree with Bill, Harry must be delighted with joy at the progress that has been made.  I can not think of a greater tribute to the man who, single handed, had a dream and began this project which has inspired so many to create such an enduring legacy to him and the history of the Sheepscot Valley and the Maine two footer railroads.
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« Reply #444 on: July 14, 2018, 11:25:15 AM »
A pile of Piles..



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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #445 on: July 14, 2018, 11:32:39 AM »
Tie spacing on the approaches is 18” on center.  South-side approach is about 13’, while north-side approach is about 11’.  Those are c-c clear span support dimensions.

Many of the 8x8’s in Mikes second photo are the 6x10x12’ approach span ties.  There are also a lot of timbers on hand to build the timber abutments (which the land-end of the approach spans land on).

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #446 on: July 16, 2018, 11:26:23 PM »
Busy day at the bridge site. They moved the dirt work up a day because of expectant rain for Tuesday..

South abuttment location.





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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #447 on: July 16, 2018, 11:54:18 PM »
Wow, that is really great work. Thanks for the pics, it really puts it in perspective.

Tomorrow's rain is currently expected in early afternoon. Hoping we can get some more timbers painted with preservative in the morning. However, this is Maine and Ma Nature doesn't read the forecasts.

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« Reply #448 on: July 17, 2018, 01:04:28 AM »
It doesn't really have anything to do with the bridge but I had a thought.  Every time I see pics like this or culvert installation I always think that a long time ago, someone was working to put that fill in place when building the roadbed.....   Am I crazy or does it ever cross anyone elses mind???

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« Reply #449 on: July 17, 2018, 01:05:47 AM »
Wow!  What a change since Saturday!
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