Sunday, July 4, 2010

Highway Bridge Piers

Spent the morning constructing two bridge piers for the highway over the Rock River.  I took a couple of pictures before painting them so that you can more easily see how the pier are put together.  I used 3/8" half round styrene from Plastruct for the rounded ends and Evergreen .30 styrene sheets for the sides.  Really needed .60 sheets, but since I did not have any on hand, I doubled up the .30 sheets.  Also used is Evergreen .125 X .250 styrene strips which go inside the half rounds so that the sheets glue easily to the half rounds.  The piers are capped off with .40 styrene sheet.  I glued a square piece on top, cut it close with an xacto knife and sanded it smooth.

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