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Bill Baskerville

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #270 on: December 10, 2017, 04:03:35 PM »
But Ed,

We were beginning to have so much fun with this dilemma.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #271 on: December 10, 2017, 04:18:12 PM »
I can help the braking situation, I know where I can acquire some used drag chutes from the USAF.  Good up to 250 knots!   ;D

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #272 on: December 10, 2017, 11:50:17 PM »
Back to my question which I phrased poorly.  Which part of the bridge sets directly on the abutment:  is it the ends of the side trusses?  Are the bottom cross pieces below the level of the abutment, and do they then have the tracks mounted to them?

Or is it something else I cannot picture?

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #273 on: December 11, 2017, 12:25:21 AM »
Bob,
The ends of the trusses are over the abuttments. There will be some smaller floor timbers they will sit on
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #274 on: December 11, 2017, 03:11:46 AM »
Bob, The cross beams are bolted below the truss. When you look at a side view of the bridge you will see the cross beams are not located near the ends. That part of the bridge will be located over the abutments

On top of the cross beams are 3 sets of cross timbers, in the shape of a "X".

4 stringers are than put on the cross beams. A lot of cutting has to be done to fit the stingers over the cross timbers.

The 10 foot ties are than lied on the stringers.

A cutaway drawing of the bridge has been posted on this weeks bridge report on Facebook , Look for the bridge fund riser link.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #275 on: December 11, 2017, 03:09:10 PM »
Here is the bridge diagram that Dwight is referring to:

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #276 on: December 11, 2017, 03:18:43 PM »
Ed,

Nice try, but no banana, no bridge diagram either.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #277 on: December 11, 2017, 04:30:06 PM »