Jack Thompson came by today to help work on the layout. He drove spikes while I assembled the bridge. He got about 3 feet done before he had to leave.
The first step for me was to paint the creek bottom using Paynes Gray and the base scenery color. I also painted the abutments in the same style as the other bridges on the layout and glued them in place.
I add the diagonal braces to the bents. That required the tedious work of adding 16 NBWs to each bent where the diagonal touched the uprights - 208 total.
The last task for today was to glue glue down the ties on the bridge. Once they are dry, I should be ready to start spiking the rail across the bridge.