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Poland Bridge Rehab Progress [WGN
February 7, 2004 - The new curbing has been installed leaving a roadway 9 feet 8 inches
wide. With this addition to the bridge dead-load and a week in which the timbers have been
settling under the weight of the structure, the camber has decreased two-and-one-quarter inches
to 14 3/4 inches.
Next, two-inch oak running planks will be laid down
in the roadway to protect the laminated flooring. The runners will each be 40 inches wide.
Steel clamps will be installed to hold nailers in
preparation for the new siding. The roofing will go on when the structure has adjusted to this
additional dead-load and the camber has stabilized.
By mid-day Monday most of the steel scaffolding has
been removed, an essential step as spring approaches--when the ice begins to move, the
scaffolding standing in the river bed could have caused an ice jam dangerous to the bridge.
| By mid-day Monday most of the steel scaffolding has
Photo by Joe Nelson, February 7, 2004
The new curbing has been installed leaving a roadway 9 feet 8 inches
by Joe Nelson, February 7, 2004
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© 2003 Joe Nelson, P.O Box 267, Jericho, VT 05465-0267
This file posted February 7, 2004