I am sharing with substack a story that was written on another platform and thought my new readers would like to see what it is all about.
I had recently published a story on the replacement of a bridge in Norwich called the Charles Brown Brook bridge.
I received an e-mail a short while later asking if I might want to write about another bridge project that was just completed recently also.
The photos that you will see are courtesy of the
VT Hurricane riders website: https://www.facebook.com/vthurricaneriders/
Here is the e-mail explaining the project.
I recently spent two days working with the local snowmobile club to build a 43 foot long bridge capable of holding a Tucker Sno Cat groomer. This bridge is 12 feet wide and built on 3 steel H beams supplied by the state of Vermont for free to the snowmobile club.
I believe these beams are from dismantled bridges. We decked the bridge with 4 x 10 hemlock beams. The steel beams were set in place with an excavator but the rest of the work was performed by volunteers. The steel beams were set on 3 ft. by 6 ft. by 18 inch concrete blocks which also were set in place by the excavator.
I do not know what the cost of the excavator or the cost to buy hemlock beams from a local sawmill are but I am sure the entire project was a few thousand dollars. If any of this is of interest to you I could give you contact information for the local club.
If you want to view this bridge it is on Quimby Mtn Road in Norwich a little west of the intersection with Tigertown Road.
After reading the above, I think I will be heading over to take a look, however I thought you might enjoy the photos and the above story.