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Calhoun County Historic Bridge Park metal sculpture the "Bridge Shop" by Vern Mesler
Calhoun County Historic Bridge Park  metal sculpture the "Bridge Shop" by Vern Mesler.


Working With Historic Metal Truss Bridges

The VJM Metal Craftsman website is a resource offering information on historic metal truss bridge restoration and riveting as well as related services and research conducted and offered by Vern Mesler and VJM Metal Craftsman, LLC.

Vern Mesler, manager of VJM Metal Craftsman, LLC, has thirty-four years experience with welding and steel fabrication. Vern Mesler also has over thirty years experience as an adjunct welding instructor.

Vern Mesler has served as project manager for Historic Bridge Park of Calhoun County, Michigan, the first of its kind, and has also worked with a number of truss bridge restoration projects in Michigan and Ohio.

Vern follows a philosophy of restoring truss bridges in a way that retains as much original material and construction details as possible, encouraging new standards for historic bridge preservation projects.

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