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Meeting St. Stories
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East Bay Stories
(Oct 10 2006)
Drum Island Stories
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Pearman Bridge Stories
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Grace Bridge Stories
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Imposions: Prep and boom
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Unbuilding Challenges
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Unbuilding Stories
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Stories around Meeting Street
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July 20, 2005 17:44
Meeting Street Before

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

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August 17, 2005 16:05
Clash of the titans

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

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

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

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

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

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September 19, 2005 11:14
Pearman on ramp

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

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

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October 20, 2005 18:00
Bridge skeletons

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

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

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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 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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