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Poland Bridge Restoration Progress [WGN
September 22, 2003 - As work on the abutments nears completion repair and
replacement of the floor beams and braces continues. A temporary deck will be laid on the floor
beams for use as a platform to allow work to go forward on the truss and roof system.
|Timbers marked with a red ribbon will be
Photo by Joe Nelson, Aug. 11, 2003
Eighteen cracked, broken or rotted king posts and 21
chord-pieces will be replaced, work to begin with the arrival of a timber shipment.
The problem of the "too-short" king post braces will
be solved through the use of shims rather than replacing the braces, which are part of the
| Newly built south abutment awaits a new cap and
Photo by Joe Nelson, Sept. 22, 2003
Glu-lam floor sections stacked and ready for installation.|
Photo by Joe
Nelson, Sept. 22, 2003
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© 2003 Joe Nelson, P.O Box 267, Jericho, VT 05465-0267
This file posted September 24, 2003