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The Paper Mill Covered Bridge Reconstruction in Photos
May 26, 2000
Joe, I went over to the Paper Mill on May 26, and saw that they have started the sideboards installation on the down-river side. They painted the sideboards Barn red, and it looks great. The top knee braces are almost done, they still had six or eight to do. They have started putting the roofing boards on the west end of the roof, and have started putting the nailers for the sideboards on the upriver side also. Later, David.
This shows the up river side with the nailers being installed. This end still didn't have the top knee braces in it yet.
Shows the siding really nice from this vantage point.
Just a portal shot that looked nice.
May 18, 2000
Notice that there is a branch of a tree nailed to the end of the ridge pole. This I was told is done to honor the trees that were used in the building of the bridge. Apparently it is a custom that carpenters have followed for generations. I think it is a fitting tribute in this case also.
The workers are installing the nailing strips that the side boards will be nailed to.
This shows how the bolts are attached under the flooring, and the attachment fits into a groove that has bee cut into the side of the floor beam. When this is tightened up, it will secure the flooring to the floor beams.
This is a real nice shot of the groove that has been cut into the side of the floor beam so that the flooring bolt assembly can be fitted into the groove and then be tightened up to secure the flooring sections.
This shows the tops of the bolts that secure the flooring to the floor beam. These bolts will be secured to both sides of the floor beam underneath it. Grooves have been cut in both sides of the floor beam and the bolts are attached to both sides of the beam.
This shows the size of the head of the bolts used to secure the flooring. After the bolts are tightened, the bolt-hole will be filled in so that moisture won't get into it.
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