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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #285 on: January 08, 2018, 07:48:59 PM »
Anything new to report on the bridge?

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #286 on: January 08, 2018, 08:01:31 PM »
Surrounded and covered in snow. On hold till warmer weather
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #287 on: January 16, 2018, 11:47:30 AM »
Just out of curiosity how will the bridge abutments be constructed? Will there be piles driven? Which brings up another good historical question: Did the W,W,&F have a pile driver?

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #288 on: January 18, 2018, 10:22:39 PM »
Sorry Rob, I thought you got answered. There will be wood piles driven for the bridge and approach spans. They will have batter piles on the outside, to protect the actual support piles.

I have never heard that the WW&F had a pile driver. You can assume that they had some way to drive piles, perhaps it was hired out.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #289 on: January 22, 2018, 03:17:05 PM »
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A discussion on the not-photographically proven, but likely existence and configuration of a WW&F pile driver/derrick can be found at: http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,3122.0.html
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #290 on: January 27, 2018, 10:14:32 PM »
A couple of pictures from today:

Mike twitching with the dozer.  Fred's taking a brief break - but he wanted Jeff to know that he was chain sawing (limbing, mostly).


Looking toward the bridge site, with a few trees missing.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #291 on: January 27, 2018, 11:03:51 PM »
NO,,,,  Fred is not taking a break,  he's managing!  Note the Director's Chair!  :)
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #292 on: January 27, 2018, 11:33:27 PM »
We did well. Lots of loose stuff was picked up and burned. Some of Steve P.s pile he made when the contractor did the bushogging was cleaned and burned.

We have several more days to go. Slow going but at the end of the day everything is picked up and clean.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #293 on: January 28, 2018, 12:28:26 AM »
I neglected to mention in today's posting that Mass Bay RRE gave us a $1000 grant toward the bridge project.  The award was at the Springfield show today.  President Dave received it on our behalf.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #294 on: January 28, 2018, 02:54:17 AM »
Good show on the donation from Mass Bay RRE! 

It would seem that both financially in donations and the winter work being accomplished we are off to a really great year!
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #295 on: January 28, 2018, 09:27:23 AM »
It's going to be a very busy year ahead. Will need lots of volunteers to get it all done.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #296 on: January 28, 2018, 01:42:21 PM »
A couple of pictures from today:

Mike twitching with the dozer.  Fred's taking a brief break - but he wanted Jeff to know that he was chain sawing (limbing, mostly).


Looking toward the bridge site, with a few trees missing.


Glad to hear that Fred had a chainsaw in his hands. I was starting to think he'd given that up.

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« Reply #297 on: January 28, 2018, 01:43:30 PM »
It's going to be a very busy year ahead. Will need lots of volunteers to get it all done.

I'll be there for SWW, Fred.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #298 on: February 01, 2018, 12:17:05 AM »
Todays progress.










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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #299 on: February 01, 2018, 11:46:07 AM »
The ROW is really looking like a fine route for our narrow tracks down to 218.  I can't wait to walk it this SWW.  All our volunteers are going to have a great time beginning with the 2018 FWW and beyond.  I can't think of a better way to renew friendships with all our WW&F volunteers.
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