Photo taken by Janis Ford
I really enjoyed being out there with you guys Wednesday!! Anytime you guys need some help let me know.
We at HistoricBridges.org together with Bach Ornamental and Structural Steel have collaborated to make the removal, dismantling, and storage of five of Monroe County's truss bridges possible. These bridges, many of which were at risk for collapse, will be placed into storage, and new owners and locations for the bridges will be sought so that the bridges might be restored. Bach Ornamental has a rich portfolio of historic bridge restoration work that is among the highest quality in the country. As for HistoricBridges.org, these bridges mark the first hands-on preservation work that we have been directly involved with, and we are proud to broaden our experience portfolio by working with Bach Ornamental to rescue these bridges from certain demise. In addition to contributing on-site labor and photography, HistoricBridges.org worked to arrange the project with the road commission and work out the needed paperwork, as well as conducting weight calculations for the trusses. Most of this was done with the direction of Luke Gordon, our construction consultant. HistoricBridges.org has made videoqraphy and photography an essential part of this project since our goal is to raise awareness of historic bridges and feasibility of preservation.
Photos of Monroe County's bridges prior to the project are on HistoricBridges.org and I will eventually be adding photos and video from the project as well.