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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #600 on: September 07, 2018, 08:39:24 PM »
Today's progress:
Timbers were installed across the temporary spans and were load tested. Everything is within tolerance and ready to accept the span.
The moving dollys were installed to the bridge and the truck attached. The bridge was re-positioned slightly in the parking lot.
The bridge is scheduled to depart Sheepscot around 7am.

There are pictures on the WW&F Facebook page; you can get them (even without Facebook) via the main wwfry.org home page.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #601 on: September 07, 2018, 09:07:54 PM »
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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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #602 on: September 07, 2018, 09:20:43 PM »
Thanks for the pix, Brendan.  Who was the brave soul that drove the excavator?   Looks like your hat.

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« Reply #603 on: September 07, 2018, 09:33:50 PM »
Only time I have ever worn a seat belt in an excavator.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #604 on: September 07, 2018, 09:40:48 PM »
The bridge towing set-up is pretty cool - looks like a California "low rider"!
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #605 on: September 07, 2018, 10:02:49 PM »
Great Pictures.  Can't wait to see the next set.

With half the weight of the bridge sitting on the truck tandem bogies it looks like the weight on the front steering wheels is a little light.  Should make it easy to drive.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #606 on: September 08, 2018, 01:32:20 AM »
Thanks for pics and comments I can't wait for 2 pm out here to see the report following .

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #607 on: September 08, 2018, 11:08:45 AM »
Bridge has been delivered as of approx. 11 AM.  They finally left the parking lot at 8:25.  Once they got out on 218 it seemed to go pretty smoothly, at least from a chaser's point of view.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #608 on: September 08, 2018, 11:13:57 AM »
That is excellent news. Now we can finally begin to get our parking lot back.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #609 on: September 08, 2018, 11:54:38 AM »
An impressive day's work.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #610 on: September 08, 2018, 12:51:35 PM »
Well done! Waiting for Brendan and Co 's pics and report of that once in a bridge life trip.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #611 on: September 08, 2018, 01:16:46 PM »
Yea. So very many things are coming together.

It is a testament to the engineering talent of a few of our volunteers and the in incredible dedication of so many more.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #612 on: September 08, 2018, 06:11:59 PM »
James said the Bridge has been delivered. Where is it "parked"? I am curious to know if the bridge had to be backed down the right of way which would be no small feat. Also will the truck and dollies be used to roll the bridge over the temporary span? I assume yes.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #613 on: September 08, 2018, 06:49:13 PM »
James said the Bridge has been delivered. Where is it "parked"? I am curious to know if the bridge had to be backed down the right of way which would be no small feat. Also will the truck and dollies be used to roll the bridge over the temporary span? I assume yes.
After some initial difficulties, the bridge was indeed delivered to the site.  It went so well that the crew there continued on and set the bridge over the brook. I'm sure it will be lowered into place very soon.  Hopefully, video and pictures will be available tomorrow if not later today.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #614 on: September 08, 2018, 07:18:43 PM »
Thanks for the update, Al -- greatly appreciated!  It's an amazing accomplishment today after months upon months of hard work by our museum, and thanks to the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, Case Western Reserve University, the National Park Service, Tim Andrews of Barns and Bridges of New England, and our bridge engineer Wayne Duffett, who has provided much assistance in other WW&F projects (edit -- I should have mentioned contractor Jeff Verney, who has been a great friend to our museum).  A truly great day in New England historic preservation.

Between this, the Mountain Extension right-of-way preparation for Fall Work Weekend, and all the other accomplishments this summer large and small our board must have had a slow monthly business meeting today!
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