Thanks Alla. I think you are right but id like to over build and sleep well at night. I am tempted to run some laddur wire in the front edge (using an SRA of course ;).
Thanks Cosmo. I think this is actually indoors, GFRC (maybe galvanized 9 gu laddur wire at the most), and will be sealed. I'm thinking Akebono's fat butt is more of a worry than spalling. Of course with my luck you never know.