North Ridge Expansion

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Re: North Ridge Expansion

Postby gearhead313 » Wed May 06, 2009 12:33 am

i have this to offer:

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Re: North Ridge Expansion

Postby jcaino » Wed May 06, 2009 9:55 am

If you are going to be deploying the bridges the morning of May 15th, post up the when & where. I don't work mornings and can come out to help carry.
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Re: North Ridge Expansion

Postby rodack » Wed May 06, 2009 6:35 pm

That truck would be sweet if you're not jacking us :D

We wanted to drop the bridges off on Fri evening to limit the amount of time they'll be laying around. I was thinking about doing some layout work on Fri morning so we can get started right away on Sat. Let me know if you're interested in heling with that.
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Re: North Ridge Expansion

Postby gearhead313 » Thu May 07, 2009 8:37 am

I'm 100% in if you need it. I dont know another way to nicely haul a 16' bridge around :P. I leave for DC on the pedal bike the 17th(sunday), so I should have time to lend a hand friday and saturday for a bit. Just put me in the loop!
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Re: North Ridge Expansion

Postby cracked » Thu May 07, 2009 9:06 pm

gearhead isn't joking . . . . . I'll be around to lend a hand as well.
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Re: North Ridge Expansion

Postby rodack » Tue May 12, 2009 9:52 pm

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These bridges are bored sitting in my driveway. You should come on Saturday and help install them.

gearhead - if you're still good for Fri to drop off the bridges, email me at michael.rodack@gmail.com to set up the time.

Although it would be easiest if everyone was there at 8AM to set up the different crews and send them out, feel free to come late, or leave early. If you get to the Lodge and we've already started, I will tell you where we're working. I'm also going to put up some signs to show the way to the three sites.

We decided to assemble all the bridges with all their stringers instead of assembling 1/2 of the stringers onsite. Four of us were able to lift the 16ft bridge, but I'm not going to lie, it is heavy. Six or eight people shouldn't have a problem moving it around.

I have a plan for crews to accommodate any number of volunteers from 8, in which case we probably won't get all three bridges in, up to extremely optimistic numbers of people where we would get all the bridges in, the rest of the flagged route raked and ridable, and garbage and vines cleaned up. If you're planning on coming, could you PM or email me so I can get a better idea of how many people to expect?

I know the deck of he 16ft bridge doesn't look straight, but not all the decking is actually attached to allow spots for people to lift the bridge by the stringers more easily.
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Re: North Ridge Expansion

Postby gearhead313 » Tue May 12, 2009 11:27 pm

word. emailed...
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Re: North Ridge Expansion

Postby rodack » Thu May 14, 2009 6:49 pm

Depending on what forecast you look at there is either a chance for rain in the morning or a very good chance of rain in the morning on Sat. We'll still be out there. It was supposed to rain all day today, but we just had small scattered stuff, so maybe we'll luck out on Sat too. I'm going to do some prep work laying out where we have to dig early tomorrow morning so we can get right to it on Sat. If you want to help between ~6:30 and 8:30AM give me a call or email.
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