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And Now- The Rest Of The Story

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So,as I was sayin' I went to Greensboro yesterday morning and came back and went to Dillwyn and picked up a load of kyanite going to Chester,W.V. I should have delivered it today,but Todd told me to go to the doctor and deliver it Monday. So I did,except for the going to the doctor part.I've had a sore throat on one side all week-hurts all the way from my ear to my neck on the left side. It hurts so bad when I swallow I couldn't even sleep Wednesday night.I went to the store and got some Sudafed,Sucrets,Chloraseptic and aspirin so I hope that'll get rid of it. My son,his wife,and Jeff all had a sore throat recently,so I don't know what's going on.

Now,back to the jobsite adventure- 5 of us loaded 60' concrete bridge beams in Bristol,Tn. and took them to Surry Co.N.C, near Mount Airy. We got off of I-77 at exit 93,turned west,then turned on a little skinny road that was not big enough for a truck. Then we came to a dead end and had to turn right off of a narrow bridge onto an even smaller road. Followed that to another dead end and had to turn right,then back up almost a mile to the bridge job. Had to back across another bridge with a 90 degree turn as you come off it,then around a couple more curves before getting to the jobsite.Then we just backed onto a temporary bridge over the creek and got unloaded.The beams had to be set in sequence,so we unloaded in the same order we got loaded. I took some pictures of course...

hope I get 'em in the right order,but here goes-1. waiting to get loaded, 2.coming to the first narrow bridge,where we had to turn right at the end, 3. the curve coming off the second narrow bridge that we had to back around, 4. still backing up, 5.still backing up 6.still backing up 7.waiting to unload-i'm first in line,which means I was last to unload 8.first truck empty,pulled around to front-notice how narrow the road is! 9.sitting on the temporary bridge,waiting to unload 10.the dead beaver in the mill pond,before we got back to the bridge where we had to make a hard left onto on the way out 11.turning onto the bridge 12.totally unrelated,but I liked it-this is on rt. 250 in W.V. somewhere south of Moundsville.

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Interesting stuff!

Did anyone check out the route and delivery site before

ordering the beams?

Looks like it could have been a concern if it were any tighter.

Had a Mail Pouch tobacco sign on a barn at the end of my road,

just like that one in W.Va. until just a few years ago when the barn

was repainted. I like those reminders of days gone by.

Paul VS

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Interesting stuff!

Did anyone check out the route and delivery site before

ordering the beams?

Looks like it could have been a concern if it were any tighter.

Had a Mail Pouch tobacco sign on a barn at the end of my road,

just like that one in W.Va. until just a few years ago when the barn

was repainted. I like those reminders of days gone by.

Paul VS

yes,the first one I took in I said "dang!(or something like that)- these shoulda' been on dollies!" But we made it ok. Another company that hauls for that prestressed concrete co. had daycab CH Macks and stretch trailers. That was the way to go-i'd open the trailer to 55' and slide the tandems all the way up,would have been easier to make the turns than with a 53' spread axle. Where we made that right turn off the bridge was actually the tightest spot-took every bit of the road to make that turn,the rest wasn't really that bad except for the road being so narrow in the first place,went through one section of the road in particular with some ess turns where the truck was almost in one ditch and the trailer in the other ditch. One good thing about it,there was very little traffic on these roads.

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