|South end cut is made to the track and I'm using a putty knife to pry up the track. It had been glued to the cork roadbed with Aileen's Tacky Glue, so the track came up fairly easily.|
|I removed the temporary riverbed to figure out where to place the permanent riverbed supports (one seen clamped here), and you can also see here the gap I've created for the bridge.|
|And here I am cutting the north end.|
|Similar view to a couple pics ago, but now notice the cut-away subroadbed.|
|Here's a shot of the overall scene so far...|
And trying to recreate the distinctive abutments with some scrap stone wall castings and - wait for it - pink styrofoam. Here's what he came up with:
|Here's the bridge from the other side, looking "northeast," with my helpers of the day looking on. In all honesty, they were much more than mere "helpers" - I really don't think I could have gotten this far without them.|
In the meantime, at least one of the two Goff Brook Bridges have been installed - and, thanks to Roman & Pieter, I think it looks pretty great.