A journal following the history, design, construction and operation of Bernard Kempinski's O Scale model railroad depicting the U. S. Military Railroad (USMRR) Aquia-Falmouth line in 1863, and other model railroad projects.
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December 16, 2009

Potomac Creek Bridge Progress

The holidays have slowed progress on the layout, but I have been able to get some work done on the Potomac Creek Bridge. Here the bridge is resting on the 1x2 lumber temporary roadbed. Once the bridge is ready, that road bed piece will be taken out and the bridge will drop down to take its place. Note the holes cut in the embankments for the abutments.

There are a lot of parts in this thing. It's over 1,000 so far and it's not done. The bridge still needs the upper story supports from arch to upper chord, rail stringers, ties, the lateral Howe Truss along the bottom and NBW's. Then the piers and abutments must be made. Whew, this is becoming the bridge that ate Sheboygan!


  1. Nice work! I'm following this layout's progress with interest, it's quite different!

  2. Thanks guys. Colin - your profile says you are from northern Sweden. Hope you are staying warm up there. Welcome aboard.

  3. Bernie,
    The Bridge is Fabulos indeed!! It's coming along just fine and will certainly be a popular tourist attraction.