First bridge girder complete …
Yesterday I completed assembly of the test etch for the 30 foot plate web bridge girder. It went together pretty well, albeit with some rather fiddly bits, but I am pleased with the finished product.
I’m hoping the rivet detail comes up OK in these pictures. I hope to borrow Andrew’s sandblasting tool to clean it up prior to painting.
I have a few things to report back to the designer of the etch, but these are very minor. I look forward to future etches, with only four more now required for the bridge.
The brass etching certainly beats a plastic version hands down. The resultant structure is very strong. You just can’t beat metal etching for fineness of detail.
Cheers for now.