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Date: 08/13/19 06:47
Some bridges are just big.
Author: santafedan

One of our members of the Indiana Live Seamers built this bridge in his back yard.  Not quite the "plane in the basement."
Another member used his heavy equipment trucj to move it over 60 miles to the track.








Date: 08/13/19 06:48
Re: Some bridges are just big.
Author: santafedan

This is a 1/8th scale bridge.
It was moved on it's side.






Date: 08/13/19 07:03
Re: Some bridges are just big.
Author: BAB

Wow lots of work went into that along with lots of steel.  Guess it will be decked with something like expanded metal?



Date: 08/13/19 07:16
Re: Some bridges are just big.
Author: santafedan

BAB Wrote:
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> Wow lots of work went into that along with lots of
> steel.  Guess it will be decked with something
> like expanded metal?

I will post a photo later of the finshed bridge.  I need to go to the track today and I will grab a photo.  I do not have on in my files. I amusually riding when I go through the bridge.

It has a wooden deck.



Date: 08/13/19 10:19
Re: Some bridges are just big.
Author: Ray_Murphy

That's a pretty significant structure. Do you have to get any kind of structural engineering approval before using it?

Ray



Date: 08/13/19 12:23
Re: Some bridges are just big.
Author: santafedan

Ray_Murphy Wrote:
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> That's a pretty significant structure. Do you have
> to get any kind of structural engineering approval
> before using it?
>
> Ray

The builder was an engineer and the erector was a state highwy bridge builder.



Date: 08/14/19 06:47
Re: Some bridges are just big.
Author: atsf121

Amazing!

Posted from iPhone



Date: 08/15/19 17:09
Re: Some bridges are just big.
Author: BostonMaine

A major addition?
 



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