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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)

April 1, 2006:
A Survey from above

A small surprise: Aerial photos from SCDOT

Town Creek

The Grace Ramp before the May 16 blast

The west Grace anchor before the May 16 blast

The Pearman and Grace anchor segments before the west Pearman anchor blast

The east Grace and Pearman anchor sections before the April 5 blast

The east Grace and Pearman anchor sections before the April 28 blast

The residual east grace on ramp - a fishing exercise for Michael

Looking across the Cooper River - the evolution of a new skyline

Looking north-west

Drum Island

The Pearman and Grace main-spanless ship channel

Michael and his sleeping 1250

The Pearman and Grace anchors on the port side

Near East Bay St.

Near the community pool

and near Meeting St.

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Attribution: C. Frank Starmer and Sparky Witte from http://oldcooperriverbridge.org