Bridge Piles

Today the gang thought 38 degrees was still too cool to call off heavy work, however we did remain in the confines of Maldon.

Not only does the gang do the track work, we also look after the bridges.

Today was removing old bracing and very tight and seized bolts from some bridge piles recovered some years ago from near Shepparton.

And we’ve found yet another use for our grab! An obvious one given it is really marketed as a log grab!

We started off by knocking the old bolts out with happens and drifts, but pretty quickly wised up to using the hydraulic spike puller to remove the very corroded and bent bolts.

All of these piles will eventually find a home in Muckleford Creek Bridge. The first of which will be Wednesday, Thursday & Friday next week, so please come along and try your hand at some bridge work!

Pics courtesy of Bruce.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s