Author Topic: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread  (Read 228589 times)

Ed Lecuyer

  • Administrator
  • Superintendent
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,634
    • View Profile
    • wwfry.org
Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #570 on: September 05, 2018, 03:46:15 PM »
Work is ongoing this week, with the move from Sheepscot to the bridge site scheduled for EARLY Saturday 9/8. I assume that all the regulars are very busy getting everything done and haven't had time to post updates here (or on Facebook.)

I, for one, really wish I could be there today or tomorrow. I *may* try to get up there in Friday, but will definitely be there Saturday... but on train crew.
Ed Lecuyer
Moderator, WW&F Forum

Paul Uhland

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,077
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #571 on: September 05, 2018, 04:54:38 PM »
So...I'm assumng the steel spans will be set on Saturday, and other work not interfering with this move will continue.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 05:21:45 PM by Paul Uhland »
Paul Uhland

Ed Lecuyer

  • Administrator
  • Superintendent
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,634
    • View Profile
    • wwfry.org
Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #572 on: September 05, 2018, 05:18:57 PM »
The steel spans were supposed to be set in place yesterday or today. I haven't heard the results yet.
Ed Lecuyer
Moderator, WW&F Forum

Paul Uhland

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,077
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #573 on: September 05, 2018, 05:25:15 PM »
I thought so too. But...were they??
The Trout Brook Bridge plot thins.  :D
« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 05:28:32 PM by Paul Uhland »
Paul Uhland

Stewart "Start" Rhine

  • Museum Member
  • Trainmaster
  • *******
  • Posts: 2,928
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #574 on: September 05, 2018, 05:42:05 PM »
Steel spans should go up tomorrow, (Thursday 9/6)

Paul Uhland

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,077
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #575 on: September 05, 2018, 05:54:07 PM »
Thanks, Start.
My kingdom for ONE action pic!
Paul Uhland

Fred Morse

  • Museum Member
  • Engineer
  • ****
  • Posts: 605
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #576 on: September 05, 2018, 05:57:45 PM »
I don't know how we can brook all these changes in our plans.

Brendan Barry

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,000
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #577 on: September 05, 2018, 06:17:29 PM »
United Timber Bridge Workers Local 1894 Alna, Maine on their afternoon coffee break.



Gooseneck assembly being placed onto the bridge.







Timber crib for the north abutment approach span being placed.









The area around the abutment is backfilled with rip rap to hold the timber crib in place. A ten wheeler load 2'-3' rock was brought in to build a retaining wall for the rip rap.





























The inside of the timber crib was filled with 1 1/2" stone. The mudsill will float on top of the stone inside the crib.









Abutment work all done this afternoon. The timbers to the left of the abutment are for the crane outriggers.



Driving in the last pin that holds up the timber that will support the temporary bridges on the north pile bent.









The right of way into the bridge site got a layer stone in places to prevent any mud issues when the bridge is moved in.





« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 09:51:44 PM by Brendan Barry »
United Timber Bridge Workers, Local 1894, Alna, ME

Wayne Laepple

  • Museum Member
  • Yardmaster
  • *******
  • Posts: 2,011
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #578 on: September 05, 2018, 06:48:01 PM »
Thanks for all the wonderful photos of these final details. I was really interested in how the bridge would be rigged and transported to the site, and I think I understand it now.

Bill Baskerville

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,233
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #579 on: September 05, 2018, 07:09:14 PM »
WOWIE, DOWIE, Things are moving now.  Thanks a bunch for the pix.  I love the progress. 

Looks like driving the last pin for the temporary support was a "last Spike" team effort. 

Or just driving the pin overhead was just to much for any one member of the United Timber Bridge Workers Local 1894 Alna, Maine.
~ B2 ~ Wascally Wabbit & Gofer ~

Bill Reidy

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,155
  • Life member. Ack.
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #580 on: September 05, 2018, 07:13:39 PM »
Great photos, Brendan.  Thanks for posting them.  Incredible amount of preparation work completed today by everyone involved!  That was a lot of work done.

I'll admit when I first opened your post, I was concerned by all the troublemakers in your first photo... 

What–me worry?

Brendan Barry

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,000
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #581 on: September 05, 2018, 08:20:01 PM »
The tow vehicle for the bridge move.



United Timber Bridge Workers, Local 1894, Alna, ME

Paul Uhland

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,077
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #582 on: September 05, 2018, 09:16:14 PM »
Boy, did my Bridge pic plea get answered SPECTACULARLY!!  No wonder there was no time for work pix the last couple days.  :P
Your Union is a FIREBALL OUTFIT! Mega-great work.  ;D
IIRC, my Corps of Engineers job called ~3" stone-cobbles; your bigger fellers there were  called small boulders. So there.

Saturday should be even beyond better. Good luck, work safe. Still wish youz guys would wear hahd hats.

BTW: Fred--your shop steward?   ;)
« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 09:19:00 PM by Paul Uhland »
Paul Uhland

Gary Kraske

  • Museum Member
  • Switchman
  • **
  • Posts: 99
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #583 on: September 05, 2018, 09:28:09 PM »
Tremendous work from you all!  Congrats to all the volunteers and the contractor.  Just wish I was 10 years younger.

John McNamara

  • Operating Volunteers
  • Supervisor
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,500
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #584 on: September 05, 2018, 10:50:07 PM »
Great pictures of a great effort, but I see only a can of Pepsi - no Moxie :-\