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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #585 on: September 06, 2018, 12:30:38 PM »
Temporary span is in
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #586 on: September 06, 2018, 01:03:56 PM »
WOW!!!  Thanks for all the updates and pictures! Amazing how much has been accomplished in the past several days. An outstanding accomplishment given the heat and humidity. Also didn't realize how much stone was involved or that setting the abutment cribs was part of the effort to be accomplished prior to the bridge move.

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« Reply #587 on: September 06, 2018, 01:30:59 PM »
Terrif!
Will Bridge be set Saturday?
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #588 on: September 06, 2018, 01:35:45 PM »
No "O S___" or "Ooopsies"   ? :P

That's great news.
What Paul said.
Saturday will be exciting and hopefully fun.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #589 on: September 06, 2018, 04:28:49 PM »
Bridge will be set next week. Saturday is just the bridge move. A lot of work has to be done once the bridge arrives. Such as setting the outriggers and braces, and much more.

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« Reply #590 on: September 06, 2018, 05:10:56 PM »
A single word Wow ! That bridge story is getting more and more exciting as the Dday is coming nearer. I don't figure out yet how the bridge will be laid or drawn over the brook and what will be the use of the temporary  bridge. I'm very eager to see the follow-up. Thanks so much for the pics.

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« Reply #591 on: September 06, 2018, 06:42:46 PM »
The temporary spans and the two long floor timbers that support the outriggers parked in the passing siding area of the right of way. This is the only spot on the right of way that trucks can pass each other.



Traffic cleared up and we've made it back to the crane.



Waiting to pick the floor beams off.



Floor beams set aside on the crane mats. The floor beams will be reinstalled along with the outriggers before the bridge is rolled out over the brook.



Adult supervision is never far away.



Waiting to pick the first bridge span.





First bridge span in the air.





First span landed.



Second span in the air.



Second span in. Important decisions about lunch are being made across the way.



View from the brook.







From the north bank.





The last big piece of cribbing going in. Steel crane mats will rest on this beam against the north pile bent. The other end of the mats will rest on the right of way over the abutment crib.



Crane being backed down the right of way to park out of the way. The steel crane mats bridging the gap between the abutment and pile bent are in the foreground.



The bundles of ties have to be laid out across the temporary steel bridge and crane mats to form the road surface for the bridge dollies to roll on.








« Last Edit: September 06, 2018, 06:56:58 PM by Brendan Barry »
United Timber Bridge Workers, Local 1894, Alna, ME

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #592 on: September 06, 2018, 06:50:35 PM »
Spectacular work.

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« Reply #593 on: September 06, 2018, 07:04:44 PM »
Thank goodness for adult supervision.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #594 on: September 06, 2018, 07:41:32 PM »
Spectacular progress!  Love the UTBW Local 1894 on the span.  Can't wait to see everything up close during FWW.

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« Reply #595 on: September 06, 2018, 07:47:29 PM »
Thank goodness for adult supervision.

I bet that was one of the few moments Fred was sitting still.  I wish I had his energy!

As for all the photos -- WOW!  Thanks for posting them.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #596 on: September 06, 2018, 11:16:33 PM »
Great pics. Nothing like an organized, well-planned job.
Now, where will the REAL Bridge be parked for finish work before installation, which is set for...?
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #597 on: September 07, 2018, 02:12:54 AM »
Just got up out here, and I'm wowed again; Such big truck and crane on a so narrow trail and tomorrow the bridge, you're going to need a dispatcher to work out the traffic! Thank you so much for the pics and comments .

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #598 on: September 07, 2018, 09:36:03 AM »
I don't know how we can brook all these changes in our plans.

Is there Moxie in that cooler??? :o

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #599 on: September 07, 2018, 09:40:36 AM »
Fantastic photos! Thanks, Brendan for your efforts. Saturday will be an exciting day.

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