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Stories around East Bay and the Columbus St. Terminal
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July 20, 2005 17:50
East Bay Before

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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 9:28
Unbuilding the Grace roadway: Crossing East Bay

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

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

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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 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 21:05
Picking a Grace segment of the East Bay overpasses

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

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

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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 07, 2006 9:45
The jackup barge at work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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