Bridge's ruins will be torn down

Bridge's ruins will be torn down

There are 26 comments on the GoErie.com story from Jan 6, 2009, titled Bridge's ruins will be torn down. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

Girard Township supervisors have selected a Conneaut, Ohio, company to demolish the ruins of the Gudgeonville covered bridge, which was heavily damaged by arson in November.

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Cynniman

United States

#21 Jan 25, 2009
Bridge plans wrote:
Ryan Bartosek of Franklin Township, PA here. Gudge Life Productions is my company and I'm head of the Gudgeonville Bridge Benefit, i.e. Rock The Bridge. Sandra, one of the Girard Township supervisors is on our board and here's what I can tell you about the future of the actual bridge site:
PennDOT is paying for the new bridge to be reconstructed and it *WILL* be a wooden/covered brige. The main supports will be steel and concrete and it will be wide enough (possibly 2 lanes) so snow plows and emergency vehicles can get through. It will be built out of modern flame retardant wood, that also allows spray paint to be cleaned off easily.
Furthermore, the replica/walkway the Township is building that our benefit is supporting has several proposed locations, the main one being Community Park in Lake City, PA.
if you want more info or info about our benefit check out our myspace page or email me [email protected]
I believe that would not be considered a normal covered bridge but a fake if they are making adjustments like the concrete prefab beams , probably made in Fairview/Erie at Top Rock or New Enterprise on Manchester Rd.
Adjustments being made will be necessary for PennDot to be involved and paying the bill.
I'd like to hear what our bridgewright thinks about this.
Good luck with the benefit and I will be in touch to contribute.
lou schwartz

United States

#23 Jan 27, 2009
that bridge was obsolete, do you still carry buggy whips too ?
Bridgewright

Portsmouth, NH

#24 Jan 27, 2009
There is nothing obsolete about Covered Bridges, the misconception that they are, lies solely in that they were typically built to accommodate traffic of the size needed at the time of their construction -

This doesn't mean they cannot be built to handle current need

This one near you, was built to handle creamery tanker trucks, yet built to greatly resemble the burned bridge it replaced, sits on its original piers.

http://www.galenfrysinger.com/illinois_covere...

No buggy whip, I'd be too tempted to use it.
lou schwartz

United States

#25 Jan 27, 2009
Bridgewright wrote:
There is nothing obsolete about Covered Bridges, the misconception that they are, lies solely in that they were typically built to accommodate traffic of the size needed at the time of their construction -
This doesn't mean they cannot be built to handle current need
This one near you, was built to handle creamery tanker trucks, yet built to greatly resemble the burned bridge it replaced, sits on its original piers.
http://www.galenfrysinger.com/illinois_covere...
No buggy whip, I'd be too tempted to use it.
just because you have managed to figure out an angle to make a living off peoples emotions and promoting out moded bridges doesn't make it right. Now that vermont has gone obama you can't sell the country charm and preacher BS anymore either. and the acid rain makes your maple syrup bitter too. Move on up to quebec where you belong.
Bridgewright

Portsmouth, NH

#26 Jan 27, 2009
Lou -

Your narrow mind and personal biases aside, let alone your geographic confusion, has nothing to do with demonstrable reality.

CB's can and do carry modern traffic, and have a service life which far exceeds that of other bridge types.

Provided regular but minimal maintenance, the cost per service year is also far cheaper than other types.

The evidence for this is well documented and irrefutable.

Supposition, misconception and conjecture are not ammunition for argument, it is only part of the mythology that an old technology, has been or always will be superseded by something newer and better. That is never necessarily so, and in this case it is pure twaddle.

This is an argument which was lost before you began it.
cindy

United States

#28 Jan 31, 2009
BurnThem wrote:
I know the Gleason kid. Nothing but a punk ass kid. Lets burn you alive "just for fun".
I agree with you 100 percent. I've had the honor of working with his wife, she isn't any better for sticking up for him with a false alibi!

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