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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:03:50 PM »
Today we installed the diagonals and tension rods on the outrigger beams and rolled one of the temporary bridges out from underneath the bridge.

Upstream side of the bridge.





Temporary bridge rolling out to the left of the picture.



Using the temporary bridge to install the diagonals and tension rods on the downstream side.






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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:02:25 PM »
We didn't start until after lunch today because of the rain. The crane fished the second outrigger beam into place and both outriggers were bolted into place. The corbels the bridge rests on were installed under the north end.

Using chainfalls to get the south outrigger beam in place while the crane worked on the north end.





Both outrigger beams in.



Steve and Randy discussing current events.



The brook flowing higher from the rain.


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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 10, 2018, 10:50:32 PM »
Today we backed the bridge up the last ten inches and got the tractor disconnected. After we were done with disconnecting the truck the crane was set up and the south outrigger beam was fished under the bridge.

Backed up right to the edge.





Stop block behind the drive tires.







Fishing the outrigger beam in.








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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 10, 2018, 10:42:29 PM »
Fred has started tie production back up.








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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 09, 2018, 08:38:25 PM »
Marcel put the rebuilt cupola back on 320 today.




















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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 09, 2018, 04:00:49 PM »
Video of the move by Doreen Conboy.

https://vimeo.com/288924069

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 09, 2018, 01:46:07 AM »
Leaving the parking lot and down Cross Rd. to RT 218.



















The bridge wanted to high center on the turn onto rt 218. Ties had to be laid under the tractor's drive tires to get enough height under the middle of the bridge to clear the crown of the road.







The wrecker led the way just in case a tow was needed.



Around the corner and heading north on rt 218.

















Stopped in front of the Alna Fire Department to let traffic pass.





Back on the road.



Going by the Alna Meeting house.



On the road between the Alna Meeting House and Alna General Store.



Pulling up to the Alna Gerneral Store.



Parked outside the Alna Gerneral Store for a coffee break and to let traffic pass.



Heading down the hill from the Alna General Store.



Crossing Trout Brook on rt 218.



Arrived at the right of way and backing off the road.

















Backing down the right of way to the bridge site.



















The crew prepping to back the bridge out onto the temporary span.



















Out onto the temporary bridge.

























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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 08, 2018, 01:33:50 AM »
Only time I have ever worn a seat belt in an excavator.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 08, 2018, 01:07:54 AM »
Friday's pictures. Some of the pictures are from Jason and Bob Longo.

The wrecker making some adjustments to the gooseneck setup.



Decking over the temporary spans. The white paint marks the steel beams underneath.





















From below.





Testing things out with the excavator.











Made it to the south end.



All done for the day at the bridge site.



The tractor hooked up and the bridge moved out into the parking lot.










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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 06, 2018, 10:42:46 PM »
The temporary spans and the two long floor timbers that support the outriggers parked in the passing siding area of the right of way. This is the only spot on the right of way that trucks can pass each other.



Traffic cleared up and we've made it back to the crane.



Waiting to pick the floor beams off.



Floor beams set aside on the crane mats. The floor beams will be reinstalled along with the outriggers before the bridge is rolled out over the brook.



Adult supervision is never far away.



Waiting to pick the first bridge span.





First bridge span in the air.





First span landed.



Second span in the air.



Second span in. Important decisions about lunch are being made across the way.



View from the brook.







From the north bank.





The last big piece of cribbing going in. Steel crane mats will rest on this beam against the north pile bent. The other end of the mats will rest on the right of way over the abutment crib.



Crane being backed down the right of way to park out of the way. The steel crane mats bridging the gap between the abutment and pile bent are in the foreground.



The bundles of ties have to be laid out across the temporary steel bridge and crane mats to form the road surface for the bridge dollies to roll on.









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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 06, 2018, 12:20:01 AM »
The tow vehicle for the bridge move.




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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 05, 2018, 10:17:29 PM »
United Timber Bridge Workers Local 1894 Alna, Maine on their afternoon coffee break.



Gooseneck assembly being placed onto the bridge.







Timber crib for the north abutment approach span being placed.









The area around the abutment is backfilled with rip rap to hold the timber crib in place. A ten wheeler load 2'-3' rock was brought in to build a retaining wall for the rip rap.





























The inside of the timber crib was filled with 1 1/2" stone. The mudsill will float on top of the stone inside the crib.









Abutment work all done this afternoon. The timbers to the left of the abutment are for the crane outriggers.



Driving in the last pin that holds up the timber that will support the temporary bridges on the north pile bent.









The right of way into the bridge site got a layer stone in places to prevent any mud issues when the bridge is moved in.






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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 03, 2018, 09:00:53 PM »
Replacing switch ties in front of the water tower.







Caboose work.




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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 01, 2018, 10:02:20 PM »
Marcel and Jake working on the caboose.





Dan welding the legs for the rail gantry together.



Bob working on the turntable's annual wood treatment.


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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 01, 2018, 09:29:14 PM »
The temp bridges will be set with the contractor's crane.

The dollies and gooseneck for moving the bridge showed up.




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