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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #735 on: September 22, 2018, 08:41:12 PM »
The first vehicle to cross over the brook in how many years?
Weeks.  Remember, the bridge itself crossed the brook on wheels?

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #736 on: September 22, 2018, 08:59:50 PM »
Planks were installed on the bridge today.  Here's a mid-morning view, looking south:




Fred stopped by and provided good supervision, until he was sent on a quest to get more plank fasteners.




The end result.  Most of the day, 4 to 6 volunteers worked on this.  Work was wrapped up by 3 p.m.

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« Reply #737 on: September 22, 2018, 11:48:41 PM »
Somebody is gonna be real upset that you took their doorstops to mock up a bit of track there.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #738 on: September 23, 2018, 06:56:20 AM »
So when do we get to finish the south approach?  FWW ?
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« Reply #739 on: September 23, 2018, 09:44:13 AM »
Is it an optical illusion, or has Bryce grown a few inches? He looks taller than Dana.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #740 on: September 23, 2018, 09:49:40 AM »
Work on the south approach starts tomorrow, Monday. This years work permit ends Sunday Sept. 30th.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #741 on: September 23, 2018, 11:21:34 AM »
Looks like a bit more work then can be fit into two days but of course you guys always manage to surprise me. :)
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #742 on: September 23, 2018, 11:57:16 AM »
I think Dwight meant the work would begin Monday and could continue through the week until completed.
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« Reply #743 on: September 23, 2018, 12:52:07 PM »
Is it an optical illusion, or has Bryce grown a few inches? He looks taller than Dana.

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Not an illusion: he and Dan are clearly in the "spurt' stage of adolescence. And both are a pleasure to work with.
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« Reply #744 on: September 23, 2018, 01:01:43 PM »
...And both are a pleasure to work with.

Yes -- definitely!  We're fortunately we have younger members like Bryce and Dan.  Bodes well for our museum's future.
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« Reply #745 on: September 23, 2018, 03:28:32 PM »
...And both are a pleasure to work with.

Yes -- definitely!  We're fortunately we have younger members like Bryce and Dan.  Bodes well for our museum's future.

I agree heartily.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #746 on: September 24, 2018, 01:09:31 AM »
So great to see the coming end of Trout Bridge work.  If those involved were  Seabees or in the Corps of Engineers, they should receive a Military Unit Citation for that coming swift and clever completion, also for a next big improvement, the WW&F Mountain Extension.
Well, well done!

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #747 on: September 24, 2018, 05:39:48 AM »
I'd like to echo the sentiment about Dan and Bryce (and yes, they are growing right past me!).  They are fine young men and a pleasure to work with. It's also fun to listen to the stories of their adventures.  I look forward to seeing them grow into leadership roles on the WW&F one day.  I also would mention their friend James and our other newer volunteer, Jacob.  We would do well to have more young people like them in our organization.  We should encourage and help them all we can.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #748 on: September 24, 2018, 09:48:48 AM »
Let's not forget my friend, Carlos. While not as high profile, he comes frequently and quietly does whatever is asked. He is also well along in his training as brakeman.
Kudos to all our young volunteers! You are the future of the Museum. I'm very thankful that we have such dedicated young volunteers. I hope to see all of you at the FWW!
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #749 on: September 24, 2018, 08:11:09 PM »
Stewart touching up the paint where the siding was cut to fit around the corbels.



The railroad's pickup truck made it out on the bridge today.



All the cribbing was removed from under the south piles today and the area was mulched and seeded.



Cribbing from the south side coming back across the bridge.



Grading for the south abutment crib.



Dumping 1.5" stone off the south end of the bridge for the abutment pad.





Spreading out the stone for the crib abutment base.



Checking the grade.





Pad almost done at the end of the day. We need to get another couple of yards of stone tomorrow to finish.



The north end of the bridge site was seeded and mulched today.


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