Can’t wait until the whole trail is finished.
Lots of volunteers to help today. Thank you!
Taken about 3 p.m. 18 Oct 2017. Good solid trail looking north. We are anxious to get on it. Looking west. Stump is from only tree cut down near the road to make room for bridge. Picture taken about 4 p.m.
Looking east picture taken about 4 p.m.Dave Roth of Raedon Excavating Ltd, Tavistock is tidying up the area. Picture taken about 3 p.m.
Despite appearances only one tree had to be removed and another trimmed in order to begin construction of the Braemar Road bridge over Mud Creek. Today, Wednesday, the second tractor trailer bed should be installed. Great work!!! Pictured below is a block being dropped into place for the first footing.
First footing completed by end of day.
Yesterday afternoon, sheltered from the wind, our faithful volunteers finished the first bridge on the Hickson Trail.
Enjoy this video showing the skills of Dave Roth and his gang at Raedon Excavating Ltd, Tavistock as they manoeuvred the trailer bed into place on Mud Creek. Thank you Dave!
This afternoon 4 volunteers put the flooring on this bridge. The farm dog guarded them and enjoyed their cookies. Railings will come next.
Finely tuned operation of equipment by Raedon Excavating Ltd. resulted in one of our trailer beds becoming the first bridge yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday morning two supports were built for the bridge across Mud Creek in about the middle of the north section of the Hickson Trail. That was where the cement blocks were used. The top portion that you can see was covered with filter cloth. Here, the final scoops of river rock is being added to the structure.
We now have gotten a clear look at the known drainage issue a bit south of the second bridge. Brad Glasman of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, the contractor Dave Roth, and a representative of the Hickson Trail Committee will decided today the best way to fix this problem for the trail and for the property adjacent to the trail.