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Poland Bridge Rehab Progress [WGN
March 11, 2004 - Work on the Poland Bridge nears completion as the upstream side of
the roof receives its new steel standing seam roofing, leaving the downstream slope still to be
done. The siding is all installed except for around the south portal. The oak running planks are
prepared and laid out in the bridge ready for installation over the new floor.
With very nearly all of the dead-load on the trusses,
the camber, according to Alpine foreman Jim Ligon, is holding at 14 and 1/8 inches. Work on the
bridge itself should be largely completed by the middle of next week, he said.
Alpine Construction is under contract to construct the
bridge approaches and pave the roadway in the immediate vicinity of the bridge ( the rest to be
completed by the Town of Cambridge).
| Roof work is underway. The siding is complete except
for near the south portal. Note the camber along the bottom edge of the siding.|
Photo by Joe
Nelson, March 11, 2004
The rise of the restored camber can be seen in this interior view. In the
foreground oak running planks are laid up in the bridge ready for installation.
Photo by Joe Nelson, March 11, 2004
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© 2003 Joe Nelson, P.O Box 267, Jericho, VT 05465-0267
This file posted March 12, 2004