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Renovation Continues on East Fairfield Covered Bridge (cont.)

East Fairfield Covered Bridge. Photo by Joe Nelson September 4, 2008
Both queen posts on the upstream side have been modified with steel strapping to secure the posts to the chord. Normally, queen posts are joined to the chord with a lapped joint and end "knob".
East Fairfield Covered Bridge. Photo by Rae Laitres August 29, 2008
This is a rafter beam with a series of mortises cut to recieve roof rafters with mating "birds-mouth" cuts. This one appears to have rotted, due probably to a roof leak. The rot apparently has been excavated by ants. This section of rafter is largly hollow.
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Joe Nelson, P.O Box 267, Jericho, VT 05465-0267
This file posted 09/07/2008