Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Plan

Happy Day Before Thanksgiving!

Here's the latest bridge update. We /They have a plan. It took a long meeting yesterday and some phone calls, but there is a plan. They are going to move the abutment blocks on the road side, dig deeper, set more blocks and create a "wing wall". The wing wall will be in place to prevent erosion when the creek goes up.

Here's Farmer John and the bridge crew talking about the plan:

And this morning they marked where they plan to dig. The utility company has to come and check before they can dig. Apparently these guys are patriotic.

This plan will be put into place starting a week from today. Hopefully we'll have a bridge in place by next Friday. But this time I'm NOT going to mark it on the calendar!

We plan on spending the next few days thinking about other things besides the bridge. Migrant Farm-Hand Becky will be here for the long weekend. There will be much cooking, eating, drinking and general merriment. We'll also attend the Backyard Brawl (WVU vs Pitt) as this has become a day after Thanksgiving tradition.

We hope you and yours have a very festive Thanksgiving. Farmer John is making pumpkin pie (with our pumpkins). If you want to stop by for a slice, make sure you wear your muck boots. This is what it looks like on our side of the bridge:


  1. While I'm no engineer - this new plan seems best. I've seen this creek rise over the raod and would want a deeply set foundation under the bridge - so the universe works out in the end. Happy WVU/Pitt game and I bet John's pumpkin pies will be wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving Farm Girl Mollie and Farmer John!

  2. Lorraine in WisconsinNovember 24, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    This almost seems a better plan than the original, if as Susi said in her comment that the creek will rise. Happy Thanksgiving to all the WV family. My mouth is watering thinking of the fresh pumpkin pie. Ours is from Logli's (we are in Rockford for the weekend)--probably not worth the calories.

  3. We're back from our holiday south, and thought I'd check here and see a finished bridge. Not surprised though. It's a huge project, and as usual, West Virginia's terrain is a formidable partner in this. "She" (and we) want this done slowly and with the best outcome for a long lasting & stable pathway over the creek to your wonderful haven on the hill. Thanks for keeping us posted, and I hope to be one of the first ones crossing over to celebrate with you!


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