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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 17, 2018, 01:10:04 AM »
Really sucks when things you have to do get in the way of the things you want to do..

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 16, 2018, 08:19:41 AM »
There are 2 more piles that need to be driven. These are the outside "Batter Piles". They are driven at an angle (I forget the degree) that will protect these main piles.

Pictured is one of caps. Another one needs to go on, along with some bracing.

For reference, the trusses of the bridge sit on the 2 groups of 4 piles on the outside. The center 3 piles are under the approach span.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 16, 2018, 01:13:41 AM »
Bob Holmes sent me this photo..



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Should have known you would use that music..

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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:22:36 AM »
That is great. We really need that to help keep our members up to date on our progress. I also like the split map feature. Very cool.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 13, 2018, 05:53:37 PM »
Pneumaticly driven pile driver.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 12, 2018, 08:41:21 PM »
Those are called batter piles.

The south west side was armored originally when built, and is still in great shape. And during our research found that adding any armorment could cause more harm than intended erosion control.

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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 12, 2018, 02:24:12 PM »
Putting out a request for help for Saturday morning. I can only be there until just after lunch, and will need a hand guiding the blocks into place, and helping get the truck back,out of the mud, if it should get stuck again. I have got a little work to do first with the Kubota, so that will be first. I want to set the last 3 bottom blocks, and help lining these up will make it easier.

I am also planning on Sunday as well, trying to get as much as possible done. A hand would be welcomed that day as well, but not as needed as Saturday.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 12, 2018, 01:21:56 PM »
Design load was for 10 tons per pile, but that was using smaller piles. Not sure where we are with the larger piles, but will be fine.

The soil is also the determining factor for the piles. There is about 12 feet (if I remember correctly) of clay that these are going through to get to the glacial till, which is what I am in building the wall. I am told there is a noticeable increase in resistance when the pile reaches the glacial till. That is very good load bearing material.

There is ledge relatively close by, but too deep to find with the piles.

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 11, 2018, 10:34:16 PM »
The beast has landed..






1st load of blocks are arriving at TOM



End of track, ready for transfer to the beast..


Dwight and I only 2 blocks were set due to getting the beast in a predicament, but we made it.. Thanks to the Dozer..

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 10, 2018, 01:16:31 PM »
what's the total number of piles to be driven?

22 seems to be my recollection, but that may a be an old number..

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 09, 2018, 11:06:54 PM »
One less Pile on the pile...


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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 09, 2018, 03:18:15 PM »
No in stream work. Nothing is allowed in the stream per our permits. We have to stay above the normal high water mark, which has been accomplished so far.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 08, 2018, 10:30:35 PM »
Jason passed along these pictures as of end of day Wednesday, 8/8/18. Blocking is in place and crane is set to reach across the brook to drive the south piles first, starting on Thursday 8/9.


Looking North at the crane


Loking south at the crane (beyond the excavator)

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 06, 2018, 11:00:06 PM »
Site prep for the crane today. Chesterfield Associates has moved in.. Jason supplied us with these pictures.









And of course, Marty the Moose Trout was supervising..


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