Wednesday, April 28, 2010

TM Report: Wilton Woods

Date of Activity: 4/21/10
Observations: Met Mike Conklin from WWC at Rings End Lumber to pick up wood to repair a bridge on the orange trail that was heavily sagging due to a cracked support beam. We arrived at Wilton woods and began by hiking out with the first load of wood/supplies for the repairing which included a heavy hydraulic car floor jack. It required to trips to get all supplies out at the bridge. Began by inspecting where the issue was and then determined the best way to jack up the 20 foot long bridge. We ended up taking some large logs from a nearby stunt that I built a while back and layed those in the stream under the bridge and layed the car jack on top. We jecked the bridge up about 6 inches and attached the 2"x8"x12' to the side with clamps and drilled where the large nails were being put. Completed both sides and lowered the bridge down and now it is not sagging and there is relatively no bounce in the bridge.

Trail Ambassador Name: David Francefort
Trail Ambassador Email:
Town: Wilton
Location: Wilton Woods
Trail(s) Ridden: N/A
How did you use the trail?: Trail Maintenance
What was the time of day?: 8:00AM
Duration (Hours): 3
Distance (Miles): N/A
Condition of Trails(s): Dry

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