Dribelbis Station Covered Bridge.

There was 1 or 2 statements by my followers that were interested in just how the Covered Bridge was raised off it’s foundation to be repaired. I did some snooping around and found these Images of the Bridge being lifted off it’s supports, taken apart, and returned to it’s original setting. I was not there to witness this huge undertaking. I knew nothing about it, until it was already done, which I was sorry that I didn’t know. Would have loved to see for myself just how this was done.

Using a very large Crane that can lift quite a few tons with 2 lifting straps the bridge was lifted very slowly & carefully off it’s foundation and then set down where the ones in charge could work on it further. They took off the roof, the old siding, and some of the Burr Truss woodwork to be replaced with new wood. The 150 yr. old bridge was showing heavy wear & was failing in places.

Bridge work.

This Image is showing the bridge taken apart, and being lifted by 1 crane off it’s foundation while the public watches. Years ago when the Hurricane blew thru this area, a summer cottage up-stream washed away, came down the river, and hit the bridge doing damage to the bridge supports. This is just one reason the old bridge had to be fixed at a cost of $4.3 million dollars!


Showing the new bridge Truss’s that will be installed when all else is ready. This huge under-taking must be done by those who know exactly what they are doing. No messin’ around here and you don’t get a set-up piece, if you make a mistake!

In my previous Post, I had shown what it looks like now with all the work done.

Thanks for stopping by.


Published by Les

I am 75 yrs. young and now retired. I worked in the Machinist Trade for 24 yrs. Served in the US Navy with a Tour of Duty in Vietnam. Being retired I do enjoy Photography with my Nikon and Pentax Camera's, snooping around in Historic and Abandoned places, using my Scroll Saw, Reading, Travel, riding a bicycle on the many Trails that are around my area, and what-ever else will interest me at the time. Come with me and see where I go, where I have been, and my Life surviving Retirement.


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