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Bridgework

Today a lot of work was accomplished on the lower bridge going in behind the Environmental Education Center across from the Rincon Fire Station.

Lois (USFS) and Ben from the San Gabriel Mountains Trailbuilders had collected the wood for the bridge earlier in the week and today we sealed the wood with a weather sealant. Also Tom had welded the steel plates that are going in and today much of the metal for the bridge was installed.

In all it was a fun though unexciting day out in the Angeles National Forest!

* The wood going in to the bridge before being treated
* We lay out drop cloth and protective equipment before we begin
* The longest wood pieces get treated first
* Stacked the finished parts out in sunlight to dry
* Two people treating the wood at a time and we got all of it finished
* Here's where I take my shower at the end of the day
* Ben and Lou drill the metal work after measurements were made
* Janette continues to treat the bridge lumbner
* And the final set of lumber is completed
* Only a little loss of blood today
* Ben, Lou, and Bernie working on the bridge metal
* Rocks had been piled against the bridge footing to slow down water
* More of the same
* The other bridge footing and the metal going in
* A wide look at the entire bridge effort
* A look along the creek
* The nature trail has signs along the way
* We restack the finished lumber and pack everything away

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