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Williamsville Bridge Replica Moves to River- August 2
WGN 45-13-05#2
Photos by Gunther Garbe

Hi!

Gunther Garbe and his wife Elsie live nearby on Newfane Hill Road. They have been following the bridges progress for several months.
      Included here are an interesting sequence of pictures of the bridge being moved from its building site to the footings of a mile down the road. This included some cooperation and delicate work of the cable company to move cables for the tall roof. Finally he shows pictures of the bridge being pushed on rollers on to the temporary support structure.
      Jim Ligon indicated that when the bridge is properly leveled and prepared it is possible for a few men to push it on the rollers into place.
      His pictures show the bridge being backed by truck to the site. The temporary undercarriage for the 60 +/- ton bridge was from 747 wheels and modified undercarriage.
      The trucker was expert in his backing so that final effort to line up the bridge with the temporary footings was less than expected.
       -- Ray Hitchcock


Williamsville Bridge. Photo by Gunther Garbe
August 2, 2010
Rollers replace cribbing as the west portal end of the bridge is settled onto the truck.
Williamsville Bridge. Photo by Gunther Garbe
August 2, 2010
The truck backs the bridge onto the road.
Williamsville Bridge. Photo by Gunther Garbe
August 2, 2010
Moving right along.
Williamsville Bridge. Photo by Gunther Garbe
August 2, 2010
Approaching overhead wires.
Williamsville Bridge. Photo by Gunther Garbe
August 2, 2010
Bridge passes under wires.
Williamsville Bridge. Photo by Gunther Garbe
August 2, 2010
View from the east as truck backs the bridge to the scaffolding.
Williamsville Bridge. Photo by Gunther Garbe
August 2, 2010
Aligning to the scaffolding.
Williamsville Bridge. Photo by Gunther Garbe
August 2, 2010
Replica bridge moving along scaffolding.

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Joe Nelson, P.O Box 267, Jericho, VT 05465-0267
This file posted 08/23/2010, revised 08/25/2010