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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #615 on: September 08, 2018, 08:23:15 PM »
Board meeting was slow to get started as most of the board members were at the bridge site at meeting time.  However it was not a boring meeting - chock full o' news.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #616 on: September 08, 2018, 09:24:56 PM »
They parked it right here..






From Location 11



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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #617 on: September 08, 2018, 09:46:07 PM »
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.
























« Last Edit: September 08, 2018, 09:52:04 PM by Brendan Barry »
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #618 on: September 08, 2018, 10:56:47 PM »
Fantastic.... What more can be said.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #619 on: September 09, 2018, 02:40:23 AM »
This feat of engineering makes me speechless with admiration and proud of being a member of the association that has achieved it. Congratulations. Thank you so much Brendan and Mike for all those breathtaking historic  and I must say emotionnal pics.

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« Reply #620 on: September 09, 2018, 07:02:39 AM »
I'm speechless.  I've seen some of the hard, hard work that has been put in the past year to lead up to yesterday, but to see the achievement yesterday -- speechless.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #621 on: September 09, 2018, 07:56:51 AM »
Job well done to everyone involved. Awesome to see so many detailed photos and documentation of the move. What makes me happiest of all, is that we finally have a huge portion of our parking lot back. :)

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #622 on: September 09, 2018, 08:19:00 AM »
For reference, if you go back to the second page of this thread, there are pictures of what the site looked like on 8/8/17 the day the test bores were done. A mere 13 months ago! Truly, truly remarkable.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #623 on: September 09, 2018, 08:51:10 AM »
Well done, all! You guys are just fabulous!

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #624 on: September 09, 2018, 08:59:47 AM »
I wouldn't drive until were sure there are no nails and screws.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #625 on: September 09, 2018, 09:25:28 AM »
I wouldn't drive until were sure there are no nails and screws.
Just to be clear, Fred means the area where the the bridge was in the parking lot. Lots of screws and nails there. Someone will put cones around the area.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #626 on: September 09, 2018, 11:58:43 AM »
The WW&F crew is just amazing! I do not know of any other railway museum that has rebuilt a bridge and moved it across miles of road to place it on a new location. A year ago there was nothing there but moose trout. Today what a difference!

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #627 on: September 09, 2018, 12:00:49 PM »
Video of the move by Doreen Conboy.

https://vimeo.com/288924069
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #628 on: September 09, 2018, 03:16:57 PM »
Brandon,

Doreen did a great job of giving us 'away' folks an insight into the results of what our 'locals' have accomplished over the past year or so since the bridge project started.

Thanks for posting the video.

Well Done to all, near and far.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #629 on: September 09, 2018, 04:53:12 PM »
Thank you so much to Doreen and Brentan for that great video of a one- off trip and a memorable day.