Author Topic: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread  (Read 153695 times)

Keith Taylor

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #630 on: September 09, 2018, 06:48:38 PM »
Thank you so much to Doreen and Brentan for that great video of a one-off trip and a memorable day.

Does this mean that the bridge won’t be coming back to Sheepscot Station for the winter like the Turner Center car does????   ;)

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« Reply #631 on: September 09, 2018, 07:38:42 PM »
Thanks for all the pictures and the video of the bridge move. Quite an accomplishment and a significant milestone to say the least. Also have to note the mountain extension and caboose work going on as well. A very busy time!!!

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« Reply #632 on: September 10, 2018, 08:32:03 AM »
how are are the out riggers going to be put back on with the bridge over the brook?
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« Reply #633 on: September 10, 2018, 08:33:33 AM »
Finally had a few minutes to upload 3 short clips of backing the bridge across the brook. Turn up the volume for #1...

https://youtu.be/pd4WHxuAglM
#1. Some popping..

https://youtu.be/WnizghRGRYA
#2. Deflection

https://youtu.be/VRIfDztmsKY
#3. One of the neighbors was talking to me, asking questions about Head Tide and the road (he thought we would build a bridge for that too).
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« Reply #634 on: September 10, 2018, 08:35:01 AM »
Out riggers will be moved in with the crane, and slid under the bridge, before the temporary spans are removed.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #636 on: September 10, 2018, 03:05:30 PM »
What a fantastic article, photos, and video.

The level of support is remarkable, and our volunteers are amazing and do unbelievable things.

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« Reply #637 on: September 10, 2018, 03:37:11 PM »
If this had been a government job, they would still be doing "studies."

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« Reply #638 on: September 10, 2018, 03:55:39 PM »
I have been watching and enjoying this whole bridge project.  I wish I lived closer so I could be more involved with this dynamic railroad.  Nothing surprises me anymore.  You guys just dig in and get it done and immediately initiate another equally difficult project and bring it to a swift conclusion.  I drooled over the photos and videos of the movement of the bridge.  I did not understand at first how it was going to be placed on the site, but all that preparation made it look easy.  When Don & I get up there for the FWW, that is one of the first places I want to visit.  Keep it up and never stop.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #639 on: September 10, 2018, 06:50:32 PM »
Today we backed the bridge up the last ten inches and got the tractor disconnected. After we were done with disconnecting the truck the crane was set up and the south outrigger beam was fished under the bridge.

Backed up right to the edge.





Stop block behind the drive tires.







Fishing the outrigger beam in.







United Timber Bridge Workers, Local 1894, Alna, ME

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #640 on: September 11, 2018, 07:31:40 AM »
If this had been a government job, they would still be doing "studies."

Remember Wayne- this was- in part- a government job!

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #641 on: September 11, 2018, 08:28:16 AM »
What a fantastic article, photos, and video.

The level of support is remarkable, and our volunteers are amazing and do unbelievable things.

Reading the article, the only thing I want jumping out of it's skin is a moose trout into my frying pan - with lemon and pepper!
Corporate Presidents aren't as good with lemon and pepper, they just taste like chicken. ;)
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #642 on: September 11, 2018, 08:29:13 AM »
If this had been a government job, they would still be doing "studies."

You forgot about filling out the paperwork in order to conduct the "studies"....

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« Reply #643 on: September 11, 2018, 09:49:48 AM »
We didn't tell you about the 6 months of permitting work with Town of Alna, DEP, Army Corps of Engineers, etc etc.

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« Reply #644 on: September 11, 2018, 11:33:18 AM »
We didn't tell you about the 6 months of permitting work with Town of Alna, DEP, Army Corps of Engineers, etc etc.

i.e. paperwork.