Lonnie Hedgepeth of Rocky Mount, North Carolina has used the plans
on my page of Covered Bridge Plans and is building a Covered bridge for his live steam train.

The following pictures shows the construction up to July 17 2003.
These pictures will be updated as the project continues.
You can see that a great deal of detail is going into this bridge.

Specifications

TYPE:  HOWE TRUSS RAILROAD BRIDGE
SPAN:  32 FEET
WIDTH:  68 INCHES
INSIDE VERTICAL CLEARANCE: 64 INCHES
MATERIAL:  PRESSURE TREATED SOUTHERN YELLOW PINE
TOP CHORD:  3 BEAMS 4-INCHES BY 6-INCHES
BOTTOM CHORD:  3 BEAMS 4-INCHES BY 6-INCHES
LATERAL SUPPORT TIE RODS:  ½ INCH DIAMETER STEEL 
VERTICAL TRUSS RODS:  ¾ INCH DIAMETER STEEL 
BOLTS:  TOP AND BOTTOM CHORDS, ½ INCH BY 12 INCHES AND ½ INCH BY 
14 INCHES GALVANIZED.
TRUSS ROD SUPPORT PLATES: ½ INCH STEEL PLATE 3-INCHES BY 10-INCHES
BULKHEADS:  6-INCH BY 6-INCH TREATED PINE SET ON CONCRETE FOOTINGS
ANCHORED WITH ¾ INCH THREADED RODS

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Steam Engine Specifications

2-6-0 MOGUL 
1 1/2"/FT SCALE 
7 1/2" GAUGE
COAL FIRED 
8 FEET LONG INCLUDING TENDER 
HEIGHT: 22 INCHES 
WIDTH: 15 INCHES 
WEIGHT: APPROX. 400 POUNDS
INCLUDING TENDER FULL OF WATER. 
ELECTRIC GENERATOR

 

STEAM ENGINE AND TENDER ON 
HYDRAULIC LIFT.
 
B&O HERITAGE...BUT ACTUALLY 
A FREE LANCE DESIGN 

BUILT FROM RR SUPPLY PLANS 

COOPER BOILER...OPERATES AT 125 PSI PRESSURE 

MANY DETAIL PARTS FROM "SUPERSCALE" 

WORKING STEAM DRIVEN: 
      AIR COMPRESSOR 
      BOILER WATER PUMP 

STEAM ENGINE AND TENDER ON 
HYDRAULIC LIFT
PASSENGER CARS ON STORAGE RACKS (RACKS HAVE YELLOW ENDS) CARS ARE  LIFTED ON AND OFF RACKS BY A TRAVELING CRANE MOUNTED
TO THE  CEILING
BOTTOM CHORD WITH LATERAL BRACING 
AND TENSION RODS.
(CROSS TIES ARE BEING INSTALLED)
BOTTOM CHORD TENSION CLAMP
BOTTOM CHORD END BLOCKING 
WITH VERTICAL END POST 
(NOTICE THREADED ROD BESIDE
END POST EXTENDING THROUGH BULK 
HEAD AND INTO FOOTING)
OPPOSITE VIEW OF PICTURE #5
BOTTOM CHORD WITH CROSS TIE LEDGER AND LATERAL SUPPORT TRUSS BLOCKING AND BRACING
BOTTOM CHORD CENTER BEAM SPLICE
CROSS TIES
SIDE VIEW 
(NOTICE 2 SETS OF TEMPORARY BRACING)
BOTTOM VIEW OF LATERAL BRACING
AND TIE RODS
LATERAL SUPPORT BLOCK AND TIE ROD
BOTTOM CHORD CENTER BEAM SPLICE
EAST END BULKHEAD
WEST END BULKHEAD AND 
BOTTOM CHORD SUPPORT BEAMS
LATERAL CROSS BRACING
SIDE VIEW OF THE BRIDGE
CROSSING A SPRING FED CREEK
7-1/2 INCH GAUGE RAILROAD 
TRACK WILL ENTER THE BRIDGE
BACK OF EAST END BULKHEAD 
(WILL BE BACK FILLED AT A LATER DATE)
COMPLETE BOTTOM CHORD
WITH BALLAST GUARD INSTALLED.
TOP CHORD BEAMS
TOP VIEW OF HACMATAC BLOCK 
(BEFORE PAINTING)
INSIDE VIEW OF HACMATAC BLOCK 
24 BLOCKS WERE MADE IN LOCAL MACHINE SHOP
HACMATAC BLOCKS AND TRUSS ROD 
WASHER PLATES AFTER PAINTING
TRUSS ROD PLATES MADE FROM ½ INCH 
THICK  STEEL FLAT BAR
( 3 INCHES WIDE BY 10 INCHES LONG)
BUTT JOINT SPLICE
TOP CHORDS (READY TO BE INSTALLED)
10 PAIRS OF VERTICAL TENSION RODS 
(MADE IN LOCAL MACHINE SHOP)
NORTH SIDE TRUSS WITH TENSION RODS
AND TOP CHORD
OPPOSITE SIDE CROSS-BRACING 
WITHOUT TOP CHORD
WEST END VIEW
TOP AND BOTTOM CHORD,WITH HACMATAC BLOCKS AND TENSION RODS INSTALLED
HACMATAC BLOCK INSTALLATION
TOP CHORD HACMATAC BLOCK
LATERAL TRUSS BLOCK (26 REQUIRED) 
MADE IN LOCAL MACHINE SHOP
TOP CHORD OUTER BEAM BUTT JOINT SPLICE
NORTH SIDE COMPLETED
TOP CHORD OUTER BEAM BUTT JOINT SPLICE
TOP CHORD VIEW, SHOWING TENSION RODS 
AND TENSION PLATES
HACMATAC BLOCK AND TENSION RODS 
(MISSING 1-ROD, HAD TO GO BACK TO MACHINE SHOP FOR RETHREADING)
VIEW FRON INSIDE BRIDGE
(TOP CHORD BRACING)
TOP VIEW CROSSBRACING WITH 
2 CROSS BEAMS INSTALLED.
CLOSE UP VIEW CROSS BRACING W/ CROSS BEAMS
TOP CHORD VIEW 
TOP CHORD LATERAL SUPPORT BLOCKS 
AND TENSION RODS
SIDE VIEW 
BEAM CLAMP (USED TO CLAMP BEAMS 
WHILE DRILLING AND BOLTING). 
COMPLETED EAST END VIEW 



 
 

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Return to The Covered Bridges
Of New Brunswick
The Old Railway Stations of Canada
I have started a page on the 
Covered Bridges that once dotted Nova Scotia.
Plans for a Covered Bridge.
 
Plans for a Covered Bridge
High Resolution printable JPEG files
Julie and her father Gary built a model bridge using the plans on this site for a school project.
View the Trusses used in
The Covered Bridges of 
New Brunswick
View the rebuilding of the 
Point Wolf Covered Bridge.
This bridge was destroyed in a construction accident and a new bridge was
built in the same location
Jerry Barnes' Garden Railway, The SCRR
Another Live Steam train bridge
being built using the my plans
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