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    Silent Swamp Brige

    Getting very close to being done. The stringers are W27x104.









    There's a big difference between ripping and skidding. Those who skid don't know how to ride.

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    RE: Silent Swamp Brige

    Impressive. If you have any shots of the footings supporting the stringers, please share. It looks to be a single unsupported span when finished--are those supports in the middle temporary for use during construction?
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    The supports were there because the stringers are in 3 sections. Chopper had 4,000 weight limit. Footings are concrete, don't have any pictures.
    There's a big difference between ripping and skidding. Those who skid don't know how to ride.

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    wow ... are those steel girders ? impressive !
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    There are two straps per joint and 4 or 8 bolts per joint.

    The scaffolding jacks were released and so it settled into what we will all know as we go across.
    Last edited by paleo; 09-21-2013 at 11:27 PM.

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    Will there be a troll under this bridge?
    (I'm volunteering)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    Will there be a troll under this bridge?
    (I'm volunteering)
    To live under the bridge?

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    The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Once upon a time there were three billy goats, who were to go up to the hillside to make themselves fat, and the name of all three was "Gruff."
    On the way up was a bridge over a cascading stream they had to cross; and under the bridge lived a great ugly troll , with eyes as big as saucers, and a nose as long as a poker.
    So first of all came the youngest Billy Goat Gruff to cross the bridge.
    "Trip, trap, trip, trap! " went the bridge.
    "Who's that tripping over my bridge?" roared the troll .
    "Oh, it is only I, the tiniest Billy Goat Gruff , and I'm going up to the hillside to make myself fat," said the billy goat, with such a small voice.
    "Now, I'm coming to gobble you up," said the troll.

    (Complete at: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0122e.html#gruff)

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_Troll
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    The decking on the bridge looked like it was 3" thick. I bet you could drive a tank across it! Even though the stringers are 27" I beams, since it is steel you do get some nice bounce when in the middle. Should be pretty cool with 4 or 5 riders on it at once!

    The whole section is looking AMAZING, so if you have free time help get it open!!
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    When is the target completion? I'll have some time off in October and could probably lend some hours.

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    I believe parts of it may be used for the race on Saturday, but the trail most likely wont be open to the Public until April 2014, when the bike trails open back up!

    If the trails is done by late October they should hold a 1 day halloween costume ride on it!
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    Snapped this a few days ago. That bridge is a work of art.


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    looks like the on/off ramps are in. nice work emba.
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    That must be bridge 2, nearest to NWT, near where Silent Swamp and Off The Grid meet up . I dont believe the entrance/exit to Bridge 1 is nearly as complete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuzzy View Post
    Snapped this a few days ago. That bridge is a work of art.


    Great pic of the new bridge! Mind if I repost this on the Evergreen RB page?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvergreenStacy View Post
    Great pic of the new bridge! Mind if I repost this on the Evergreen RB page?


    Go right ahead! Let me know if you'd rather have the full res version and I can email it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuzzy View Post
    Go right ahead! Let me know if you'd rather have the full res version and I can email it.
    That'd be great! Thanks Nuzzy!!
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    A couple more shots from this zone. Both are on Fully Rigid (the enduro course) which ties into Silent Swamp. The trail gnomes have been doing some rock work to keep you on your toes.
    Silent Swamp Brige-img1400.jpg
    First up is this one with options for 29ers, 27.5 to roll and the 26 crowd to huck!
    Silent Swamp Brige-img1401.jpg
    And then hey, a rock plated creek crossing on Tiger to clean off your tires. We're in the final push to get this one finished up before Tiger opens. If you have the time, please come out and help.

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    Re: Silent Swamp Brige

    Every plated crossing is about a days work so count the days spent on plated dips on your next ride.

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    And a culvert takes at least that long and usually longer. Plus there is the failure aspect. Each has its own place and positives if sited and installed right.

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