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May 27, 2005 18:29
Town Creek Segments

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June 04, 2005 12:06
From the top of the Ravenel west tower

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June 11, 2005 8:31
Mt. Pleasant View

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June 22, 2005 17:23
Grace and Pearman main spans

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July 07, 2005 8:10
From the Ravenel bicycle lane

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July 20, 2005 17:44
Meeting Street Before

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July 20, 2005 17:50
East Bay Before

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August 01, 2005 0:00
From SCDOT: A view from above

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August 05, 2005 7:18
Early morning - The Grace, Pearman and Ravenel Bridges

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August 05, 2005 16:23
Ravenel Approaches

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August 06, 2005 15:37
The Beginning of Unbuilding

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August 09, 2005 15:59
An early bite of the bridge

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August 10, 2005 6:42
Getting started

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August 10, 2005 17:37
Between King Street and Meeting St

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August 11, 2005 17:19
Removing the Pearman roadway

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August 12, 2005 20:12
Night work at I-26 Exit 221 B

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August 12, 2005 21:16
Night work on the I-26 overpass

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August 14, 2005 6:47
Morning work - Lifting girders with a mega-crane

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August 14, 2005 8:49
Lifting girders

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August 14, 2005 11:11
Extracting a pair of teeth (from Sparky Witte)

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August 15, 2005 16:46
Sparky's photos: Progress between Meeting and King

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August 16, 2005 16:46
Sparky in action: Dropping girders

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August 17, 2005 16:05
Clash of the titans

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August 17, 2005 17:36
Jack Foley: Reflective sun glasses make a difference

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August 17, 2005 17:37
Our surgical team on the Pearman roadway

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August 18, 2005 18:15
Grace off ramp

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August 18, 2005 18:48
Under the Ravenel Bridge

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August 19, 2005 13:48
Removing the last girder over Meeting St.

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August 19, 2005 16:45
Coleman Blvd Recycling Center

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August 19, 2005 16:51
Surgical roadway removal

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August 19, 2005 17:03
Grace Main Span Pins

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August 19, 2005 17:28
Surprise encounters of the first kind

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August 20, 2005 9:20
Building Charleston's Stonehenge

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August 20, 2005 9:43
A roadway skeleton

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August 22, 2005 15:15
Marching from Meeting St to East Bay

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August 22, 2005 17:59
At the beginning of the superstructure

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August 22, 2005 17:59
Dropping roadway segments

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August 22, 2005 20:29
Clean up between King and Meeting Streets

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August 23, 2005 9:28
Dropping road segments (from Sparky Witte)

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August 23, 2005 16:33
Residual girders to drop (from Sparky Witte)

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August 23, 2005 17:10
Battle of the Titans (from Sparky Witte)

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August 26, 2005 15:30
Takes two to tango

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August 27, 2005 11:09
Eating away at the Grace and Pearman approaches

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August 27, 2005 19:45
Stonehenge

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August 30, 2005 16:58
Working on the Nassau Overpass

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August 31, 2005 17:10
Working on the Hanover Overpass

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August 31, 2005 17:21
Pearman On and Off ramps

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September 02, 2005 14:56
East Bay off ramp (before)

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September 02, 2005 14:56
Working from Meeting St to East Bay

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September 02, 2005 15:00
Town Creek Segment

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September 02, 2005 15:11
The edge of the Pearman superstructure

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September 03, 2005 19:05
Coupling the superstructure to the support base

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September 03, 2005 19:36
Closer views of the superstructure

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September 06, 2005 7:50
Sparky Witte - as addicted as I am to capturing the unbuilding process

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September 11, 2005 15:46
Cutting and removing roadway segments

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September 11, 2005 16:14
Hanover overpass gone - and marching on

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September 11, 2005 21:27
Night removal of roadway and fun with night images

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September 12, 2005 0:00
Ryan Billingsley (Birthday boy)

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September 12, 2005 11:10
Coupling the superstructure to the support base

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September 12, 2005 11:10
Coupling the superstructure to the base

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September 12, 2005 15:33
Michael Hebb (Anniversary boy)

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September 14, 2005 0:00
Lee Graves' father and the Grace Bridge

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September 17, 2005 13:41
Construction from a different era
The Berlin Wall

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September 19, 2005 10:30
Watching Pearman work from the Grace

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September 19, 2005 11:14
Pearman on ramp

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September 19, 2005 12:03
Under the Pearman On Ramp

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September 20, 2005 11:32
Cutting through girders: Nugget, a dentist in disguise

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September 21, 2005 10:03
Recylcing Center (with video)

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September 21, 2005 10:20
Pio Monsini

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September 21, 2005 10:20
Cutting the roadway into segments
with video

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September 21, 2005 15:11
Charleston's Temporary Stonehenge

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September 21, 2005 17:54
Removing a roadway segment
with video

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September 21, 2005 19:07
Cutting girders

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September 29, 2005 7:47
The last of the East Bay off ramp

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September 29, 2005 8:52
Sharon Stallings - Boat driver

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September 29, 2005 15:24
Test blast (from Sparky Witte and Mickey Rogers of Advanced Blasting Services)

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September 30, 2005 7:24
Last Pearman Roadway Segment

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October 01, 2005 0:00
From SCDOT: A view from above

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October 01, 2005 8:41
Truss roadway completely removed

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October 01, 2005 9:13
Meet some of the Billingsley clan

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October 01, 2005 9:32
Removing the Grace roadway and final preparations for droppping the Pearman-Town Creek segment

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October 01, 2005 13:52
Removing Pearman Columns

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October 01, 2005 14:05
Removing the Grace Roadway

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October 03, 2005 14:08
More unsung heros: behind the scenes at the Navy Yard

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October 03, 2005 14:57
Converging between Meeting St and East Bay

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October 03, 2005 18:36
Some insights into how to drop a span of bridge

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October 03, 2005 19:27
Neil Myers night crew at work

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October 05, 2005 12:31
Dropping a Pearman column just like dropping a tree - almost

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October 06, 2005 0:00
Finishing roadway removal of the Town Creek section of the Grace Bridge

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October 06, 2005 0:00
Removing Charleston's Stonehenge

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October 11, 2005 10:00
Dropping the Town Creek segment of the Pearman Bridge

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October 13, 2005 0:00
Retrieving a section of the Pearman truss

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October 14, 2005 0:00
Removing roadway from the Grace Approach

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October 16, 2005 15:29
Retrieving and chewing truss segments

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October 20, 2005 18:00
Bridge skeletons

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October 20, 2005 23:00
Removing concrete griders over Immigration Drive

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October 20, 2005 23:57
Removing concrete girders: A view from the top

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October 22, 2005 8:21
An early morning look at progress over Drum Island

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October 22, 2005 10:42
Removing roadway from the Pearman off-ramp

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October 22, 2005 10:53
Preparing the Pearman piers for blasting

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October 25, 2005 7:56
Clearing Grace and Pearman structures from Drum Island

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October 26, 2005 8:10
The changing faces of East Bay

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October 27, 2005 8:40
Progress around East Bay

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October 29, 2005 0:00
Retrieving the last of the Town Creek Pearman segments

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October 29, 2005 9:28
Unbuilding the Grace roadway: Crossing East Bay

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October 29, 2005 10:48
Innovation@work: roadway removal over steel girders

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October 29, 2005 11:46
Dropping the cables on the Grace superstructure

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October 31, 2005 16:00
Removing the piers and caps with the new 1250

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October 31, 2005 16:32
The variety of East Bay sights

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October 31, 2005 16:56
Lifting and processing floor girders

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November 01, 2005 16:20
Harvesting the last girder before East Bay

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November 01, 2005 17:14
Working as the sun says goodbye

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November 02, 2005 5:03
Early morning work: removing roadway crossing East Bay

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November 02, 2005 23:03
Late night work: Harvesting girders over East Bay as seen from below and above

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November 04, 2005 7:47
Continued drilling to prepare the columns for removal

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November 04, 2005 8:27
Picking girders from the Cooper River segment of the Pearman

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November 07, 2005 16:25
Harvesting girders from the Pearman: 50 tons at a time

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November 08, 2005 14:25
Reef Transplantation: The Testa-Cashman surgical procedure

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November 10, 2005 7:04
Harvesting girders over East Bay

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November 10, 2005 8:17
The 7550 harvesting girders from the Pearman ramp

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November 11, 2005 12:23
Extending the Pearman skeleton

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November 11, 2005 13:10
Building a bridge to unbuild a pier cap

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November 12, 2005 6:10
Cleanup and bringing down the next column

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November 14, 2005 11:46
Harvesting concrete girders from the Pearman

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November 14, 2005 14:40
More about girder harvesting

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November 14, 2005 21:05
Picking a Grace segment of the East Bay overpasses

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November 15, 2005 10:03
Dropping the Drum Island cantilevered section of the Pearman

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November 16, 2005 7:50
Unbuilding the Grace while marching across Drum Island

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November 16, 2005 7:57
Innovation@work: Removing roadway segments over concrete girders

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November 18, 2005 7:45
East Bay Street has its own Stonehenge

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November 18, 2005 11:20
Removing the Grace skeleton inside the Port

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November 19, 2005 10:22
Marching down the Pearman ramp to Mt Pleasant

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November 19, 2005 11:08
The disappearing Pearman Stonehenge and going is the Grace ramp

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November 21, 2005 13:25
All that remains are roots and bones at the Columbus St. Terminal

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November 22, 2005 13:50
The East Bay Stonehenge

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November 22, 2005 14:30
Harvesting girders: Every day brings a new challenge

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November 25, 2005 12:11
A Thanksgiving Holiday

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November 27, 2005 14:20
Preparations of the Pearman Piers

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November 30, 2005 6:30
Loading and sequencing D-25 with explosives

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November 30, 2005 9:50
Pio, Brad, Ted and Richie playing the Grace

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November 30, 2005 15:53
Imploding Pearman Pier D-25

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December 01, 2005 14:00
A gift from SCDOT - a view from above

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December 04, 2005 15:27
Grace departs from Drum Island

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December 06, 2005 10:01
Dropping the Town Creek Section of the Grace Bridge

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December 06, 2005 18:12
Raising Grace from Town Creek

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December 07, 2005 15:35
The makings of the East Bay Park

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December 11, 2005 0:00
Roadway and girder removal - Grace is fast disappearing

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December 11, 2005 14:23
The jackup barge and a language lesson

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December 12, 2005 7:32
Pio and his Grace jazz ensemble

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December 12, 2005 8:20
Bobby McCabe's Pearman jazz ensemble with a Jackup Barge

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December 12, 2005 16:13
The Pearman ramp is no more

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December 13, 2005 8:27
Early morning girder harvesting

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December 13, 2005 8:48
Repositioning the jack-up barge and more roadway harvesting

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December 14, 2005 6:32
Early morning girder harvesting

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December 14, 2005 7:12
How much sidewalk can Pio make from the Grace roadbed?

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December 16, 2005 14:01
Dropping Pearman piers M1-M5 with style

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December 24, 2005 20:25
Merry Christmas and Holiday Greetings from us to y'all

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December 30, 2005 9:40
Micro building and unbuilding
Happy New Year from us to you

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January 01, 2006 12:45
A snapshot of the Gace and Pearman skeletons

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January 05, 2006 16:12
From Meeting St to East Bay - only a small Grace ramp remains

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January 05, 2006 16:30
Harvesting the last floor girders and preparing the base of the Mt. Pleasant Pier

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January 05, 2006 16:45
Unbuilding Grace: a family affair

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January 07, 2006 8:45
Unbuilding the Pearman ramp and preparing the observation deck foundation

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January 07, 2006 9:00
More unbuilding of the Grace roadway

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January 07, 2006 9:45
The jackup barge at work

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January 09, 2006 7:15
More of the jack-up barge and Cantilever acrobats

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January 09, 2006 10:04
Early start, loading and imploding Pearman D-24

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January 11, 2006 7:41
Early morning at the Pearman and Grace ramps

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January 11, 2006 8:30
Unbuilding the Pearman truss cantilever - one stick at a time

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January 11, 2006 15:01
Practice makes perfect: Dropping D-27 with remote ignition

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January 12, 2006 17:29
Sparky catching sunset at its best

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January 15, 2006 10:45
A distraction: Vehicular and pedestrian bridges of Singapore

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January 15, 2006 14:00
The Grace sand pile

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January 15, 2006 15:00
Only one Pearman span remains

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January 17, 2006 13:00
Unbuilding the Grace trusses

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January 17, 2006 14:43
Unbuilding the Grace cantilever trusses

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January 17, 2006 15:00
D-23 is gone: No more Drum Island Pearman supports

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January 17, 2006 15:57
Mickey and his ABS team drop D-23 and top D-25

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January 18, 2006 13:36
Gone is T4 - the last Drum Island Pearman support

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January 19, 2006 17:38
Sparky catches sunset over Town Creek

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January 21, 2006 8:30
From Meeting St to East Bay and back

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January 21, 2006 8:50
Unbuilding the Drum Island and Port segments of the Grace trusses

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January 21, 2006 9:05
Cleaning up the remains of T-4

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January 21, 2006 9:15
Preparing for the Mt. Pleasant Observation / Fishing pier

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January 21, 2006 10:05
Downhill unbuilding of the Grace ramp

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January 22, 2006 11:45
Mickey Rogers and his ABS team

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January 23, 2006 18:50
Bob McCabe - never standing still

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January 23, 2006 19:23
The all purpose Richie

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January 24, 2006 5:40
Neil Myers - the night owl

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January 24, 2006 15:05
Drilling the T4 base for explosive disassembly

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January 24, 2006 15:40
Preparing the Grace cantilever segment for a blast

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January 25, 2006 13:50
Gone is the Grace off ramp at America St.

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January 25, 2006 14:05
Adventures with Captain Bill's jackup barge and Mickey's drilling team

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January 25, 2006 15:45
High flying with the iron workers

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January 26, 2006 15:00
Blasting the T-4 foundation, removing Grace's off ramp and ironworker acrobats

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January 27, 2006 14:56
Unbuilding the top of the A

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January 28, 2006 8:26
The Mt. Pleasant pier foundation

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January 28, 2006 9:18
Almost finished: Jaws and unbuilding Grace's ramp

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January 28, 2006 9:48
Unbuilding the bottom of the A

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January 28, 2006 16:35
The final trimming of the Pearman cantilever

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January 30, 2006 11:53
Blasting D-23 substructure

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January 31, 2006 4:10
Backing down the Grace at 4am

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February 01, 2006 0:00
SCDOT gives us a view from above

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February 02, 2006 7:25
A Pearman pier and the meaning of tenacity of purpose

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February 02, 2006 7:34
A golden early morning and loading D-24

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February 02, 2006 11:35
Unbuilding the D-24 substructure

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February 04, 2006 16:20
A transition from unbuilding to rebuilding

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February 04, 2006 17:30
Pio and a tight squeeze: two excavators passing on the Grace

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February 04, 2006 20:10
A surprise from Marvin + Jack, Lewis, Rich and Scott - 600 Grace feet to go

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February 05, 2006 10:00
Unbuilding in Columbia: Imploding a building

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February 07, 2006 14:01
Blasting the foundation of Pearman pier D-26

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February 08, 2006 16:15
The last gasps of the Grace roadway

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February 09, 2006 2:10
The end of Grace: Unpouring the last segment of the Grace ramp

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February 12, 2006 11:05
A Sunday survey of the worksites

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February 13, 2006 17:30
Leon: Corey's dad and Pete's grandpa

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February 14, 2006 10:00
Implosion of D-25 substructure

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February 15, 2006 10:00
Explosive fracture of the Grace Cantilever Truss

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February 16, 2006 13:06
The Mammoet umbrella and Grace / Pearman preparations

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February 16, 2006 14:20
A bit of building going on in the yard and other stuff

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February 16, 2006 15:00
ABS imploding the M5 Pearman substructure

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February 17, 2006 10:12
Jim Grier and his A team fells the last Grace segment on Drum Island

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February 17, 2006 11:10
Sparky's whirlwind visit: up, down and all around

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February 19, 2006 7:45
Mammoet beams riding on the top of the Pearman

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February 20, 2006 9:45
Installing the hydraulic jack - umbrella - cable assembly

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February 21, 2006 17:30
Sparky to the rescue - more prep for lowering the Pearman main span

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February 22, 2006 6:45
History today - Successful lowering of the Pearman main span over the Cooper RIver

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February 22, 2006 17:30
Transition from unbuilding to rebuilding: Along Lee St between East Bay and Meeting St.

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February 23, 2006 12:55
Unbuilding the great Mammoets

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February 24, 2006 15:30
Pio and serious unbuilding at the Navy yard

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February 25, 2006 11:45
Pio's Jazz Quintet fells the Pearman main span

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February 26, 2006 7:45
Preparing Grace for dropping her main span

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February 27, 2006 12:30
Dancing to Pio's music

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March 01, 2006 6:45
The Ironworkers proclaim that the Cooper River is Graceless

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March 02, 2006 15:23
Sparky, a budding art photographer

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March 04, 2006 7:30
Manny, Chucky, Nugget, Chris, Speedy Pat, Farmer, Art and Rip: Removing the Mammoet beam

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March 08, 2006 16:45
Sparky captures Pio, Richie and the team playing a Farewell to Grace

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March 10, 2006 17:30
Bye Bye Grace

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March 11, 2006 16:08
Retrieving the cantilever truss

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March 13, 2006 16:45
Multiple personalities of Testa operators

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March 16, 2006 12:10
Unbuilding the grace support girders and piers

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March 18, 2006 7:04
Ironworker acrobats display their Graceful respect of Grace

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March 18, 2006 10:45
Charlie Brown and Tenacity of purpose

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March 20, 2006 11:03
Grace, Richie and Jackie: A tango at the Navy Yard

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March 22, 2006 8:25
Starting to unbuild P-3

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March 22, 2006 15:01
T-3 and Frank say bye bye

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March 25, 2006 6:30
From Newark to Singapore in 18 hour 15 min

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March 25, 2006 15:23
Michael's headache and more tenacity of purpose

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March 26, 2006 11:20
Sparky catches reversal of wear and tear

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March 27, 2006 15:03
Rebuilding a jackup barge leg, work on "Stiff Neck" and pre-blast prep on the Pearman

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March 28, 2006 17:03
Unbuilding Pio's legacy and repairs

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March 31, 2006 11:17
Sparky and Sparky 2 and a trip around the worksites

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April 01, 2006 0:00
From SCDOT: A view from above

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April 01, 2006 8:00
Sparky's Family, Pio, Richie and Chucky (and a small sideline - the Cooper River Bridge Run)

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April 03, 2006 16:10
Pio, Richie, Jackie and Michael - unbuilding Grace

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April 04, 2006 14:00
D-27 Substructure. Mickey and his team do it again

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April 05, 2006 9:00
Demolition Dynamics: Dropping the east Pearman cantilever

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April 06, 2006 18:45
Sunsets over Grace: without words

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April 08, 2006 7:09
Michael, P-3 and his 1250

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April 08, 2006 13:05
The dynamic duo: Jackie and Richie

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April 09, 2006 9:04
A neck procedure for Michael's 1250

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April 11, 2006 10:00
Oscar and the DD team

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April 11, 2006 14:30
Planting explosives on the truss between P-11 and P-13

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April 12, 2006 7:20
Cleanup of the Pearman cantilever and drilling C-2 and D-28

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April 12, 2006 9:59
Grace trusses between P-11 and P-13 down

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April 14, 2006 9:48
Then and Now - Transforming the skylines of Charleston and Mt. Pleasant

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April 18, 2006 12:19
Unbuilding the west Grace cantilever

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April 18, 2006 12:29
Mickey's team drilling C-2 and P-8

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April 23, 2006 6:54
The Starmer family has not forgotten how to build

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April 24, 2006 16:05
Cleanup around the Cooper River and the Navy Yard

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April 26, 2006 13:15
Jackie Foley and Michael Hebb and how to fish for Grace truss sections

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April 26, 2006 13:47
Charge placement on the Grace structure

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April 28, 2006 10:00
Bye bye Grace (Mt. Pleasant side)

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April 29, 2006 12:38
A retrieval composition for Crane, Grapple and Shear

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May 03, 2006 10:16
Quartet for Diver, Crane, Grapple and Shear

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May 03, 2006 13:03
Unbuilding from below and above

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May 08, 2006 10:38
A surprise in a small package

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May 08, 2006 12:41
Unbuilding does not stop for lunch

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May 11, 2006 16:10
Sparky makes a tour of the worksites (between the rain episodes)

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May 12, 2006 16:40
Rebuilding along Lee St between Meeting and East Bay

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May 16, 2006 8:57
The Last Grace Blast and a tribute from the C-17s and F-15s

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May 16, 2006 11:00
After the dance - cleanup time

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May 19, 2006 11:10
Home for a little work, family and a bridge fix

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May 21, 2006 11:21
Unbuilding P-10 - the strategy

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May 23, 2006 8:40
Oscar and the team preparing for the last Pearman blast

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May 24, 2006 10:00
Bye bye to the last Pearman superstructure

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May 26, 2006 9:30
The guys that make our web site happen

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May 27, 2006 4:30
Installing the Grace bearings, May 22, 1929

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June 01, 2006 10:00
A view from above by SCDOT

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June 03, 2006 17:51
Michael's 1250 at the Navy Yard

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June 04, 2006 12:51
What a change in the Cooper River landscape

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June 05, 2006 14:30
Manny's secret fishing hole

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June 05, 2006 15:00
Blowing P-12

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June 05, 2006 16:10
Drilling the footing with a template - prep for P-11 blast

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June 07, 2006 12:57
Preparing to unbuild P-11: A template + drilling + skill

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June 07, 2006 15:45
Tim and Michael hammering away while Smokey is fishing

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June 10, 2006 16:35
Unbuilding the C-2 Pearman bearing

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June 16, 2006 14:57
Dropping C-1

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June 19, 2006 12:05
Reviewing the past 2 years:
The changing face of the Cooper River

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June 19, 2006 14:27
Mickey's famous disappearing act - P-7 foundation unbuilt

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June 20, 2006 19:15
Cleanup at the Navy Yard and a new player

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June 23, 2006 12:56
C-3 takes the plunge

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June 24, 2006 11:57
From SCDOT, Julie and Randi - A history of the project from above

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June 26, 2006 15:10
Our backup video team and the Navy Yard

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June 30, 2006 13:15
See Mickey's new Copco

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June 30, 2006 13:35
Marine life in the Cooper River

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June 30, 2006 14:25
Mickey, Ken, Sparky and team: Evaporating the C-4 base

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July 01, 2006 7:12
A new meaning of high reach

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July 03, 2006 20:23
Sunset over the Graceless Cooper River

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July 04, 2006 9:35
The Sullivan's Island 4th of July Parade

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July 04, 2006 21:30
Fireworks all around Charleston

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July 06, 2006 14:05
C-2 prep, Mickey and the Discovery Channel

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July 07, 2006 11:32
Final prep and sequencing of C-2

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July 07, 2006 12:58
Almost the last big blast - C-2, the Discovery Channel, Friends and Families

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July 08, 2006 12:13
Timmy cleaning up what Mickey left from yesterday: C-2 base

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July 10, 2006 18:16
Down memory lane between East Bay and Meeting St

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July 12, 2006 14:55
P-10 says goodbye to Charleston

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July 14, 2006 14:50
C-1 base takes a dive

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July 17, 2006 11:54
Meet the Jay Cashman (aka 995)

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July 22, 2006 10:30
Meet Billy Ward and the 995 in action

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July 24, 2006 16:08
Building the Observation Pier and unbuilding P-8 and P-9

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July 25, 2006 16:33
Fishing with the 995 and unloading Pearman debris at the Navy Yard

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July 26, 2006 7:26
ABS University, Prof. Rogers and the CHS Bomb Squad

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July 26, 2006 10:15
Final Examination for the CHS Bomb Squad

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July 27, 2006 1:30
My dad passed to us many gifts and now he has passed

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August 01, 2006 7:04
Jackie, Richie, Michael, Jim and Bob. Unbuilding in Singapore

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August 06, 2006 8:12
Unbuilding an HDB block in Singapore

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August 09, 2006 8:04
Hammers sleep on National Day in Singapore

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August 10, 2006 15:20
Touring the worksites and drilling C-3

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August 11, 2006 8:07
Continued unbuilding of the HDB structure in Singapore

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August 14, 2006 7:50
Unbuilding the HDB block almost complete in Singapore

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August 16, 2006 7:08
Waking up across the street: Michael in the thinking position

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August 16, 2006 19:06
New boy on the block at the Navy Yard

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August 17, 2006 7:04
From morning to evening: Unbuilding an HDB block

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August 19, 2006 7:48
Unbuilding the foundation at the HDB block in Singapore

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August 22, 2006 10:09
C-2 prep and setting up for the C-3 show

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August 22, 2006 11:29
Imploding the C-3 substructure - Mickey and Ken at their best

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August 22, 2006 18:10
Finishing the nearer building, wrapping the next building

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August 24, 2006 7:03
Wrapping the next HDB block for unbuilding

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August 30, 2006 14:36
Final cleanup at the Navy Yard

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September 01, 2006 17:00
Igniting the Pioneer Spirit in Singapore

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September 08, 2006 18:20
Around the world in 36 hours with Singapore Airlines

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September 14, 2006 17:54
Unbuilding the last of the Grace structure

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September 16, 2006 9:42
Part 1: Chris, Robbie, Lewis and Carlos - Graceful acrobats @ work

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September 16, 2006 10:49
Part 2: Raising the Grace pier truss

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September 16, 2006 16:45
Part 3: Unbuilding Grace from her feet

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September 20, 2006 16:23
A new Grace foundation and Mt Pleasant work

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September 21, 2006 16:40
A bridge in Bali

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September 23, 2006 12:14
A little bit of building - the midsection Grace support

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October 05, 2006 8:15
From home to work in Singapore

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October 10, 2006 9:00
Brian Dadin joins our team and Grace has a mid-span support

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October 13, 2006 17:13
From Mt. Pleasant to Charleston. Sparky provides an all around update

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October 17, 2006 15:48
The J. Cashman scooping and dumping + a bit of Chris Vocci

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October 20, 2006 18:17
Evening street scenes in Singapore's Chinatown

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October 26, 2006 11:00
An aerial survey from SCDOT

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October 26, 2006 12:00
Oriental Culture 101: Culinary Therapy

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October 30, 2006 15:56
Blasting Grace's foot prints

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October 31, 2006 18:25
The Mt. Pleasant Pier resting on the Pearman footings

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November 02, 2006 10:15
Sextet for Stan, Nugget, Carlos, Troy, Manny and Chris.

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November 07, 2006 14:01
Monsoons in Singapore, Gloom in Charleston but surfers everywhere

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November 09, 2006 16:35
Deep reach fishing with Michael and his 1250

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November 09, 2006 17:23
Manny and Chris get well deserved extensions

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November 15, 2006 15:03
Gloom and rain can not stop unbuilding

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November 20, 2006 17:19
More Pearman truss unbuilding

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November 25, 2006 7:00
Frank and Ellen visit Liaocheng China

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November 29, 2006 0:00
Sparky and his team rebuilding what Katrina unbuilt

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December 02, 2006 16:17
Sparky is back from Katrina-land to give us a bridge fix

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December 03, 2006 11:23
Wildlife in Singapore: Macritchie Reservoir

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December 05, 2006 18:11
Sunset over the Mt. Pleasant observation pier

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December 06, 2006 13:11
Manny and Iron Worker Acrobats - the end is near

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December 08, 2006 17:15
Diagonal cables to stabilize the temporary columns

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December 09, 2006 10:23
Ants in action at Macritchie Reservior, Singapore

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December 09, 2006 18:03
Building the Mt. Pleasant Observation Pier

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December 10, 2006 15:38
Gone is the last of the Pearman trusses

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December 11, 2006 17:23
What is buildeth can be unbuilt

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December 12, 2006 17:23
Watch God build a rainbow

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December 13, 2006 14:25
Roadway removal and cleaning up the Coleman Recycle Center

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December 13, 2006 15:05
Cleanup of the Pearman unbuilding

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December 13, 2006 16:02
A foggy Grace worksite

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December 13, 2006 18:03
The Navy yard - cleanup and the 995

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December 15, 2006 8:07
Paving the Mt. Pleasant pier

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December 15, 2006 11:41
Watch Manny and the Ironworkers unbuild a Grace section

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December 15, 2006 12:34
More unbuilidng of Grace

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December 15, 2006 13:14
Unbuilding the next section

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December 15, 2006 14:24
Carlos, Manny, Nugget and Stan - do it again Sam!

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December 15, 2006 16:39
Another face lift by Manny, Carlos and the team

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December 15, 2006 18:03
Removing the next section over the temp supports

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December 16, 2006 9:55
Nearing the end of unbuilding Grace

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December 16, 2006 12:08
A view of the Grace Skateboard ramp from above

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December 19, 2006 9:34
Unbuilding half the last superstructure

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December 19, 2006 10:18
Carlos, Lewis, Nugget, Stan, Robbie, Randi, Rick, Manny, Chris and a segment of Project Runway

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December 19, 2006 12:09
The last of Grace to come down

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December 20, 2006 14:20
Unbuilding half the Grace roadway skeleton

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December 21, 2006 10:47
Near completion of the Grace steel structures

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December 22, 2006 16:28
SCDOT's aerial survey

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December 23, 2006 9:40
Unbuilding on Pulau Ubin, off the east coast of Singapore

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December 27, 2006 9:10
The TreeTops suspension bridge in Singapore

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December 29, 2006 11:03
More practice photographing insects and some building in Singapore

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January 01, 2007 9:43
New Year's colorful nature in Singapore

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January 02, 2007 11:23
Happy New Year from Singapore

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January 02, 2007 14:15
Cleanup at the Port site

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January 05, 2007 16:14
Neither rain, snow, or ice can keep Jimmy Grier from an oyster roast

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January 09, 2007 16:34
Cleanup and preparation for imploding T-1

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January 09, 2007 17:16
Progress with building the Mt. Pleasant pier

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January 10, 2007 16:17
Wrapping T-1 for Friday's implosion

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January 11, 2007 16:43
Mickey, Ken and team loading T-1

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January 12, 2007 9:21
T-1 is no more: Mickey and Ken at their best

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January 13, 2007 0:45
While Mickey is unbuilding big stuff - I'm trying to photograph small stuff

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January 13, 2007 13:11
Michael Rogers makes his debut

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January 13, 2007 13:11
Sarah, Jordan and Ashley star on the Discovery Channel

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January 14, 2007 16:10
Gone is T-2, the last of the Pearman support piers

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January 30, 2007 16:41
Michael unbuilding the last Grace pier

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January 31, 2007 0:00
Night views of the Cooper River

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February 01, 2007 16:00
Fog wraps cousin Arthur

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February 03, 2007 10:05
Nearing completion of the Mt. Pleasant Pier

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February 08, 2007 17:52
Sunset over the Mt. Pleasant pier

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February 10, 2007 12:08
Sparky takes a walk down memory lane, with Liza and Lauren

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February 13, 2007 14:12
Preparing the last Grace pier for implosion

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February 20, 2007 13:45
A weekend at Lincoln's Kelong - near Batam Indonesia

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February 23, 2007 18:25
Sunset over Charleston

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February 24, 2007 13:05
A quintet for 4 guys and the moon

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February 27, 2007 13:48
Cleanup and final prep for the T-2 foundation implosion

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February 28, 2007 13:21
Preparing the T-2 base for Shelly

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February 28, 2007 15:59
Shelly pushes the button and gone is the T-2 foundation

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March 02, 2007 13:37
Driling the last Grace pier

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March 04, 2007 14:00
Launching the Spirit of South Carolina

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March 09, 2007 13:55
Manny and team: fetching and toting

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March 10, 2007 9:47
Manny: lifting, positioining, lifting again, positioining again and then hammering

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March 10, 2007 19:10
A view of the Ravenel in the early evening

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March 11, 2007 7:50
A visit to Basel: Friends and Computational Biology

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March 11, 2007 10:53
More prep for the last Grace pier

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March 12, 2007 6:25
The moon sets over Basel - and a walk along the Rhine

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March 12, 2007 10:35
Mickey, Ken and team loading up for tomorrow's last big event

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March 13, 2007 10:15
Bringing down the last Grace pier

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March 13, 2007 14:25
Manny demonstrates the Manny push strategy.

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March 14, 2007 16:36
Fishing for debris from yesterday's implosion

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March 15, 2007 18:47
Nearing completion of the Mt. Pleasant Pier

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March 17, 2007 8:43
Finishing the Mt Pleasant Pier, Cleanup at the port and Mickey drilling the last Grace base

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March 20, 2007 18:42
Cleanup on the Charleston side and another Charleston Sunset

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March 21, 2007 15:25
Cleanup, Randy and Driving with Sparky

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March 25, 2007 19:20
Sunset over the Mt. Pleasant Pier

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March 26, 2007 11:06
Manny and Mickey - what a pair. Watch the last of the Copco drilling exercise

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March 27, 2007 16:00
The last Graceful Blast from Mickey, Michael, Ken and the entire unbuilding team

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March 29, 2007 16:46
The clean up after ...

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April 03, 2007 12:35
The last of Manny. What a man and what a smile - sigh

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April 10, 2007 7:42
Morning sun kisses the Graceless and Pearmanless Ravenel Bridge

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