The adventure continues in Chester New Hampshire, the second truss is in process – Building community while building a Bridge.
Updates posted daily on the Chester Bridge Blog -
Saturday marked the raising of the Upstream Truss and full assembly of the Bridge and the sheathing of its roof, Sunday also went swimmingly, (literally) with the rolling out over, then the removal of the falsework, (upstream pieces were tipped into the pond and floated by swimmers to shore) then came the lowering and final placement.
Barring a few trip-ups the nine day adventure was in every measure, a complete success. Two highly effective communities coming together to make much happen, and both the better for it.
Photos and an overview of the placement here –
I’ll be playing into framing out and trimming at least one Portal, I do want to see things through, and have come to see Portal trim as something of a feather in the cap, the job’s done now, kinda thing in bridge building. Chester chose some very New Hampshire detailing, with this bridge marking a return to Rockingham County for Covered Spans, I see this as immensely appropriate.
Photos to follow.