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Wayne Laepple

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #660 on: September 12, 2018, 06:58:57 PM »
Sorry, no bootleg Yuengling this year. I am not attending the FWW as I am recovering from heart surgery. hope to see everyone next spring!

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« Reply #661 on: September 12, 2018, 07:18:02 PM »
Sorry to hear that Wayne.  Get better soon - I know it's a long road back as I'm still on that road myself. 

Well with that update, please forward ALL Yuengling and Original Moxie orders to me before Sept. 30th.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #662 on: September 12, 2018, 07:46:10 PM »
Get well soon, Wayne.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #663 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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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #664 on: September 12, 2018, 10:52:04 PM »
As always, thanks Brendan for the photos for us away folks.

Wayne -- sorry we won't see you Columbus Day weekend.  We wish a speedy recovery for you!
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #665 on: September 12, 2018, 11:30:48 PM »
Unless there was some magic or I'm just missing it, the bridge was jacked up and the dollys and tongue disappeared at some point before the last batch of pictures. When did that happen?
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #666 on: September 12, 2018, 11:34:36 PM »
Gordon, wheels are still there. Look in the bottom photo, on top of the bent between the trusses.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #667 on: September 13, 2018, 12:24:36 AM »
We have some really clever people working for us.  I would never have thought to use the temp bridge to attach the outrigger tension rods.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #668 on: September 13, 2018, 12:27:48 AM »
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I would never have thought to use the temp bridge to attach the outrigger tension rods.

I had the same thought. Now I wonder how they attached the outriggers to the west (upstream) side of the bridge?
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #669 on: September 13, 2018, 12:33:44 AM »
James, Ed...I was about to say the same thing.
Devilishly clever are they!
Wonder what's next??  ;)
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #670 on: September 13, 2018, 01:26:40 AM »
I was wondering if the sky hook was going to be used to put some brave volunteer on the outriggers to shinny out to connect the diagonals and tension rods.

As Boris would tell Natasha “Those clever Mainers know how to do things “.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #671 on: September 13, 2018, 01:46:32 AM »
Get well soon, Wayne! You will be missed.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #672 on: September 13, 2018, 02:54:57 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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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #673 on: September 13, 2018, 04:31:56 PM »
Thanks, Mike. I assume then that the bridge is not in its final resting place yet.
Another question, how did you get to the top of the diagonals and tension rod to attach those? Was the sheathing left off there?
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #674 on: September 13, 2018, 11:59:59 PM »
Gawdon,
The sheathing was put on after the diagonals and tension rods. Hence, when they were removed in the parking lot there was an appropriately sized hole into which they were reinstalled.
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