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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 16, 2018, 11:09:19 PM »
Chesterfield Associates -- Marine Builders in Maine (google them) have provided the heavy lifting including everything from the large crane to the small machine rollers, and everything else in between, such as a large variety of jacks.  They also custom built the "tongue"  at the front end of the bridge for the move, and the steerable wheels at the backend.  In particular, Dave the boss and Zach the skilled crane operator have been hands on for many days.  Their experience at moving and placing heavy objects like the bridge has been invaluable!

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 15, 2018, 10:30:30 PM »
Well, planned out to the nth degree, BUT not everything went as planned.  The genius of the WW&F is figuring out safe work-arounds when the plan didn't exactly go as expected.  That's the hallmark of Mainers whether native or from away...

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: September 15, 2018, 10:26:19 PM »
Mike, you are way too amazing!!

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 14, 2018, 11:00:10 PM »
Jason downplays (but describes accurately) the huge amount of work done every day this week, and projected going forward over the weekend and all next week, if necessary.  It's still an all hands on deck situation.  Come if you can.

The heroics of the weekday+ crew cannot be overstated:  Steve, Randy, Brendan, Phil, Jason, Zach, Linc, et.al. I counted 11 crew today including Dave from the contractor all scrambling and creating innovative solutions to get the job done!

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 13, 2018, 01:54:57 AM »
Well Ed and Bill, it did take some rather daredevil antics by Brendan and Steve L to put the upstream braces in place.  The crane lifted the diagonals, and Brendan and Steve maneuvered some crazy scaffolding, including straddling the support beams, to nudge them in place.  By contrast, the downstream side was a piece of cake!

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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 09, 2018, 10:54:38 PM »
Superb craftsman work by Marcel!!

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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 06, 2018, 10:37:17 PM »
Is there a planned day for the bridge to be moved into place?  Some of us would want to be there for that historic event!!

Also when and what volunteer work still needs to be done to prepare for that moment.  I can certainly be there at those times...

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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 06, 2018, 11:47:43 AM »
As I understand it, bridge move tentatively scheduled at 5:30 AM.  IF all goes well, the bridge should arrive at 218 ROW before 7:00 (three miles at 3MPH).

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Steve P is doing his best to bring our "marketing department" up to the standard of BRV.  We can all help support him with local contacts and contributed materials.  Next major SPLASH:  the bridge with all its moving parts over the next few weeks.

The local media should lap it up as we give it to them...

Bob

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Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: OMG! You can get Moxie in PA......
« on: August 25, 2018, 10:26:18 PM »
YES, Moxie as the official beverage of the WW&F!  Make available at official functions such as the Ice Cream Social (but be sure to have other options available as well).

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 22, 2018, 10:11:43 PM »
Oops, missing 0 (factor of 10) = 1000 lbs

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 22, 2018, 10:09:50 PM »
You're right, total weight about 100 lbs for each support!!

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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 20, 2018, 10:46:46 PM »
Joe, I will be there mid-morning on Wed to help...

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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 20, 2018, 10:41:20 PM »
I would think so. How about MNG and their coach restoration?

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:28:33 PM »
How are the very heavy (I know I worked on them) trapezoidal support blocks being positioned and attached to the bent caps?

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