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Brendan Barry

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #360 on: May 24, 2018, 11:58:57 PM »
Another photo update courtesy of Linc Reed-Nickerson. If I understand correctly all the carpentry that's happening while the bridge is still at Sheepscot is done and the roofing will be going on the trusses shortly. The last three pictures are off of the museum's facebook page.

















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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #361 on: May 25, 2018, 02:30:28 AM »
Did I miss a discussion of a color scheme for the bridge?
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« Reply #362 on: May 25, 2018, 07:12:25 AM »
Great progress. Can someone take a picture looking down on the deck and cross bracing?  Will we cover the green protective ice shield?

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« Reply #363 on: May 25, 2018, 10:11:09 AM »
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Did I miss a discussion of a color scheme for the bridge?
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No official announcement yet, but the board has lightly discussed it (we did not vote on it last meeting)
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #364 on: May 25, 2018, 04:11:23 PM »
Great progress. Can someone take a picture looking down on the deck and cross bracing?  Will we cover the green protective ice shield

The entire bridge is getting decked over with 3x10's above the diagonal cross braces.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #365 on: May 25, 2018, 11:47:55 PM »
Another photo update courtesy of Linc Reed-Nickerson. The roof is done on the western truss as the bridge sits at Sheepscot.













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« Reply #366 on: May 26, 2018, 02:43:47 AM »
So both roofs are done?
Great job.
Love the little 'top-out' tree!
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« Reply #367 on: May 26, 2018, 12:50:29 PM »
I read in an Eric Sloane book that a tree was put at the highest point for "the luck of the building".  I'm glad that someone honored an olde tradition by doing that.  42 years ago I did that when I had our house built.  The builder was unaware of the tradition and was surprised.

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« Reply #368 on: May 26, 2018, 01:59:36 PM »
Good job of work ! In France in the early fifties  a branch was also tied to the highest point  of a beeing built house and my grand father said  it meant that the masons' work was over and that the owner of the house should buy them a drink. A long gone custom. Did the BOD members get you a drink  ?

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« Reply #369 on: May 26, 2018, 07:25:20 PM »
I'm expecting that WW&F and the town of Alna will throw a gangbuster party the day the first train crosses the bridge.  ;D ;D
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« Reply #370 on: May 26, 2018, 07:32:21 PM »
Bernie...AFAIK, this tradition is still practiced on top of buildings of all sizes, even in NYC.
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« Reply #371 on: May 26, 2018, 10:33:22 PM »
 Hi Paul ! Sure they deserve it. Thanks for the word gangbusters  I didn't know this adjective. In French it  is " du tonnerre de Dieu"  like a hell of a something.

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« Reply #372 on: May 26, 2018, 11:37:44 PM »
The first "Scheduled" train across the bridge will be a HUGE milestone for all of us. As such, we are planning a Grand Opening ceremony, media coverage, and festivities.
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« Reply #373 on: May 27, 2018, 01:34:14 PM »
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Did I miss a discussion of a color scheme for the bridge?
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No official announcement yet, but the board has lightly discussed it (we did not vote on it last meeting)

Will the bridge be painted before it is set in place?

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #374 on: May 27, 2018, 07:35:23 PM »
It would be easier that way. But a lot more exciting if done after..
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