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Glen Haasdyk
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Posted - 02/19/2021 :  10:21:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone. As I said before this was my first bridge and I found I liked the challenge.
I spent the day fitting the bridge into the layout. But first I had to add a small piece of benchwork.




I cut a piece of plywood 3X11" and fitted it into the gap below. I temporarily screwed it to these two supports from the top before I secured it from below to make sure it would be flush with the rest of the top deck.




Then I laid the bridge back in and lined up where I would cut the flex track.




The bridge is now fitted. The rail joiners on both sides are loose so I can remove the bridge so I can fit the piers and abutments, but you get the idea.








Now I can measure and scratchbuild the piers and abutments. I'm figuring on a pair of joined trestle bents under the bridge 'feet' and a taller bent against a retaining wall at each end.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/19/2021 :  10:37:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice work, Glen.


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George D
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  09:33:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your bridge is an impressive piece of work, Glen.

George


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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  09:37:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, Glen.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  09:39:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glen a very nice job on the bridge!

Jerry

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k9wrangler
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  11:10:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice bridge, now you have to put scenery around the area.

Mega Dittos

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Bernd
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  11:29:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Stopping in to look at the progress.

Looking good Glenn. You're giving me ideas for bridge installation for when I get around to doing something similar.

Bernd


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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  2:47:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Glen.

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Guff
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  5:05:18 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Glen,
Awesome work on the bridge!!


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Glen Haasdyk
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  4:17:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone.
I figured out the piers for the bridge:




As I mentioned I decided to build two bents and join the together with cross bracing and lateral beams. I looked at a few pictures and photographs and this looked the most convincing to me.





And with the bridge supported.

And on the layout. On pier is snug against the bridge and the ground, the other needs just a bit of shimming for a tight fit.



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Craig H
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  7:11:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice Job


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  8:03:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very credible. Looks great!


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postalkarl
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  11:49:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
zHey Glen:

Beautiful job on the bridge.

Karl S.



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