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    Ross Brown, a blacksmith based in Cutler, Indiana has done numerous repairs to Indiana bridges. At Lansing he showed some forge welding skills by shaping and welding an eye in a wrought iron bar, and then upsetting and welding together two straight ends.
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  • Bridge repair workshop: Image
  • Bridge repair workshop: Image
  • Bridge repair workshop: Image
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    Dan Garijo of the National Bridge Company demonstrated National's specialty: heat straightening of large structural sections. Here he is putting a bend into a hefty I-section. The beam will go in the direction the chevron points.
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  • Bridge repair workshop: Image
  • Bridge repair workshop: Image
  • Bridge repair workshop: Image
  • Bridge repair workshop: Image
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    Jeff Dever of Michigan Pneumatic Tool in Detroit driving a rivet with one of the rebuilt hammers that his company supplies to the trade.
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  • Bridge repair workshop: Image
  • Bridge repair workshop: Image
  • Bridge repair workshop: Image
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    Brazing with cast iron rod – gas torch and flux. Note the size of that vee. Looked good until the beginners got on the final passes.
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    Same bare cast iron rod, used with a TIG welder providing shielding gas.
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