All four bolster beam-bottom chord timber sections are installed in an intricate process of weaving them into the bridge end structure between the steel moment frame and staggered-step interfaces with the main-span laminated chords. The bolster beams rest on the new abutment structures at each end of the bridge, and the timber chord sections rest on them.
H-bucket structures are installed at the bottom chord nodes where the the arches will cross the chords.
The framed buttresses at each end of the bridge are dry-fit with mockup mortises and then installed on the bottom chord to confirm that the now modified parallelogram geometry was successfully achieved.
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