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The Paper Mill Covered Bridge Reconstruction in Photos
May 9, 2000
Per Mark Mackintosh: On the 8th the original ridgepole was put up, but about one-third of it had to be replaced, as there was rot in the top of it. New roof rafters were installed with some of the upper knee-braces to help with line-up. A little over half of the knee-braces were salvaged. Of the rest, some had problems with splitting through the center, making them structurally unuseable, and there was rot and damage also. The cross ties and the diagonal bracing is done and approximately half of that was salvaged. The floor is all in, but not all bolted down yet. That will be completed when the roof is done.
I call this "Out with the Old -- In with the New" - David Guay
May 2, 2000
This first picture shows the tie beams with the old & new lateral bracing
Some of the old lateral bracing waiting to be used.
The Paper Mill cb with Blow & Cote truck inside, the tie-beams & lateral bracing being installed.
The flooring all laid out, but needing to be secured to the floor beams.
April 20, 2000
Hi Joe, I did a program on covered bridges for the Hoosic Falls Historical Society on May 2nd and we took a ride over to see the Paper Mill Bridge. The Floor has been installed and the overhead bracing is being completed. This overhead bracing is where most of the old wood is used. Dick Wilson
A side view of the Paper Mill Bridge from Bennington Falls
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