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Carl G. Soderstrom

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #540 on: August 17, 2018, 12:08:39 AM »
My News Letter arrived also.

Thanks for the report & pix.

Will the Bridge Pins go into the ends of the piling with gravity holding it in place?
And the diagonals.

Will you be using cast washers on the bolts?
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #541 on: August 21, 2018, 08:30:38 PM »
This picture right here makes me happy. Why? Because this is where I had planned for everyone to park while the bridge work is going on.. It keeps all of our vehicles out of Midcoast Conservancy's parking lot.








This is a Jig that was conceived to help hold the piles. 6 Piles were driven today.
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« Reply #542 on: August 21, 2018, 08:44:10 PM »
So...five piles to go, and a nicely compacted ROW.   
What a country!  ;D
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #543 on: August 21, 2018, 10:48:04 PM »
Actually 7 to go. Two of those driven today are not part of the '11'.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #544 on: August 22, 2018, 11:14:43 AM »
Oops.
Hope your weather cooperates for the next few days.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #545 on: August 22, 2018, 01:13:14 PM »
Before lunch (and the rain), Jason sent me this picture..

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #546 on: August 22, 2018, 06:29:16 PM »
Fortunately I was able to see the pile driving process, and note taking. Very interesting to watch and learn how it works.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #547 on: August 22, 2018, 06:57:41 PM »
How are the very heavy (I know I worked on them) trapezoidal support blocks being positioned and attached to the bent caps?

Bob, I thought I remember that each of the three pieces was around 330 pounds, before being bolted together.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #548 on: August 22, 2018, 07:09:50 PM »
You're right, total weight about 100 lbs for each support!!

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #549 on: August 22, 2018, 07:11:43 PM »
Oops, missing 0 (factor of 10) = 1000 lbs

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #550 on: August 22, 2018, 07:35:34 PM »
Bob sent me these photos..



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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #551 on: August 24, 2018, 08:08:06 PM »
Bridge site Friday afternoon.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #552 on: August 24, 2018, 10:22:06 PM »
Things are moving right along.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #553 on: August 25, 2018, 11:33:22 AM »
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #554 on: August 28, 2018, 07:49:38 PM »
Crew bolting the braces on the south bent this afternoon.

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