The old abutments were removed and new ones, concrete with stone on the exterior, were built. Steel beams were installed on top of them to serve as the base for the bridge.
The refurbished timbers are now being re-installed. You can see the original graffiti on the timbers and the small red tags that the craftsmen used to label the exact placement of each timber.
It's going to look beautiful, and I'm sure the long-inconvenienced residents of Frog Hollow Road will not miss their daily trips north to Strasburg Road.
|The partially reconstructed Speakman #1 Bridge, looking north.|
|The temporary diagonal timbers are supporting the sides of the bridge. Note the steel beams that span the creek.|
|View from the west side of the bridge.|