This project actually involved 4 different days including Park Serve Day and some DCR work days.
April 13th: eight NEMBA members, 1 BSTRA member and a DCR supervisor brought in four, 23 foot long stringers to the site. Now keep in mind that DCR spent numerous hours getting all parts of this bridge pre-assembled so it would be quick work to put it back together again on site. It took eight people per one stringer to move it from the Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) down to where they needed to be. In 30 hours we had the stringers all in place with the side posts installed.
Next step: DCR got the bridge decked and then worked on building side walls off the closest side of the bridge, filled in with rip rap, topped the rip rap with a geo-textile material the BSTRA donated, covered the geo-textile material with processed gravel.
April 29th: Park Serve Day sponsored by Swerling Milton Winnick Public Ins. Six BSTRA members with two wheelbarrows, shovels, and pickax we went to work. There was more rip rap that needed to be put on the left side as you approached the bridge. While that was being done, others stared building the head walls on both sides of the other side of the bridge along with a retaining wall a bit past the bridge on the right to secure the trail tread. After that was done, we started hauling down rip rap to fill in on the other side. The only thing I can say is that is was mostly downhill with bringing material down with the wheelbarrows. After we got the rip rap to the level we wanted, we laid down a layer of the geo-textile material. Then we stared hauling down the processed gravel. It took us 22.5 hours of very hard labor to get this done. When the rain started we all headed to town for a well deserved lunch.
May 1: Installed the post caps. 40 minutes
May 11: Installed the Blackwood Lumber down the middle of the bridge. This is a test for making it not slippery. Blackwood Lumber is pressure treated lumber with a black rubber laminated to the top. One hour was spent the day before to get the lumber cut and prepared for installation. It took two people 6 hours to install the Blackwood Lumber on the bridge, that counts getting it down to the bridge!
All totaled, with what I know for hours, there was 60.16 hours of labor put into this project. (DCR put in quite a bit in the pre-assembly work that I do not know what those hours are.)
Labor value: $1,875.19
PT Lumber: $210.52
Post Caps: $89.90
Rip Rap: $443.46
Total known value: $2,693.37