Wildcat Creek Brick Company

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Maiden voyage across my bridge.

Everything went perfect. I drove my tractor, all 8000 lbs of it, across my bridge today. There was no signs of trouble at all. I had set up a crude measurement gauge under the bridge. I wanted to se if I could detect and measure any sag in the bridge as I placed a load onto the deck. If there was any, I couldnt tell. It showed no signs of any downward movement as I drove the tractor across.


  1. Congrats! Looks like a mighty fine little bridge. I am sure it was a lot of work but look what you have for your time and effort. Did you weld in your initials and the date on it somewhere?

  2. Thanks Dave. Thats a good idea about some kind of ID nameplate or build plate. Alot of old iron truss bridges had those i think. I have railings to do yet and paint too. Your bridges are inspiring to me. So a compliment from you is a big deal. Who knows, maybe I will try a wood walk bridge along the creek somewhere someday.


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