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Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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Unbuilding Highlights
(Apr 10)
Meeting St. Stories
(Jul 10 2006)
East Bay Stories
(Oct 10 2006)
Drum Island Stories
(Feb 17)
Pearman Bridge Stories
(Apr 3)
Grace Bridge Stories
(Apr 3)
Imposions: Prep and boom
(Mar 27)
Unbuilding Bridge Blog
(July 23 2006)
Unbuilding Challenges
(Mar 13)
Learning Links
(Feb 20)
Unbuilding Stories
(Mar 13)
Video and Sounds
(Feb 28)

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Stories around Drum Island
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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 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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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 22, 2005 17:59
At the beginning of the superstructure

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

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August 27, 2005 19:45
Stonehenge

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September 02, 2005 15:00
Town Creek Segment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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