Bridge Railing Repair

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A truck too wide for the bridge crossed anyway and broke the railings. My job was to replace the railings so they look the way they did before the damage. Also, I am testing a new gallery feature of WordPress’s own plugin called Jetpack with the photos in this post. Seems to work fairly well though not quite as easy to add captions and reorder the photos as the Galleries plug-in I’ve used in the past. Still the slide show displayed when a photo is clicked on is hard to beat.

The project proved to have several interesting elements. First, I didn’t have access to electricity for the first day but was able to cut with a chainsaw and drive nails with a hammer so it was not a problem. Toward the end of the second day the owners showed up and unlocked the door of the garage so I could have access to power. It was just in time to charge my drill batteries to drill for and drive screws in the posts and railings. Second, I’d never been required to put up Christmas lights as part of a carpentry project but there is a first time for everything!

3 comments

    • Russ and Sue on January 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm
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    Cliff, The bridge looks great! Like nothing ever happened. Thanks so much for the great job. I was also delighted to hear about the new Christmas lights – I was about to pick up some new ones so that was a wonderful surprise!

    1. Thanks Sue! Hey do you have a photo of the bridge with the Christmas lights on? I would like to add it to the photo collection in this post. If not, will the lights be on evenings this weekend? I could swing by and snap my own photo.

      1. Thanks Sue, for the Christmas Lights photo. I’ve darkened it and added it to the collection in this post.

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