Sunday, February 9, 2014

Hartman Park

Date: Feb 9, 2014
Report Type: TM Report:
Trail Name: Hartman Park
Town: Lyme
Trail Conditions: ?

Observations/Information: building a bridge to replace the one crossing the stream on the red trail at the power lines. The one that is there isn't actually all that old but the classic side roll out of one of the joists happened and now it's all cracked also.. so a new one it is. The new bridge will be a good bit longer as the old one kinda sat in the water and wasn't high enough over the stream so it actually caused a back up of the flow making the whole area even more flooded.. The new one will total out between 22 and 24 feet long and close to a foot above water level where the old one was maybe 10 ft long and basically sat in the river.

There is an issue though as the power company will need to be able to get around it and/or remove it and replace it easily if they need to get up the hill to work on the lines. So, it's getting built in 3 parts. 2 platforms that will raise the center up. aproximately 4 ft long each, with the 16 ft center piece I just built.

Also going to try and cut back some growth and move the bridge off the main road to the side so the power truck can hopefully just drive by. But if the do have to move it the center can just be rolled on it's side and the 2 platform pulled easy to add about 3 feet of extra clearance... hopefully !

Trail Ambassador Name: thom lamourine

Trail Ambassador E-mail: thom %at% ctnemba %dot% Com
How did you use the trail? Other Trail use
Trails Ridden: none
Time of day: Morning
Time/Duration (hours): 3 hours
Approximate Distance (Miles):
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