We did not get our bridge today.
It was expected around 10am, and by 11am we'd gotten a call via our excavator operators that it was not coming. There was a delay in loading the railcar onto the truck (in Florida) and so that set the whole project back.
The bridge crew arrived shortly after we'd heard this news. The "crew" is Grant and Dylan - and this is Dylan's second week on the job. They are brothers who grew up farming in eastern Colorado. So we've enjoyed talking with them about farming, oil and gas drilling and bridges. Grant seems to be very knowledgeable about setting our bridge, although he was not too happy with the site and size of excavators. However, he seems to be confident that it will get set tomorrow.
The bridge was in Parkersburg as of 6:00 tonight. The driver and Grant were trying to figure out a place for the truck to park for the night. There isn't enough room for the truck to park near the farm since it would be hanging out into the highway. We left Grant to figure out the truck issues and told him we'd be ready in the morning.
The plan for Saturday is to start work around 7am. They hope to be unloading the railcar from the truck around 7:30, then working on setting it on the blocks around noon. Nothing has gone very smoothly up to this point, so we aren't expecting this plan to actually work. We are hoping the bridge is in place by the end of the day tomorrow.
Wish us all luck, I'm sure we're going to need it.