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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)

December 12, 2005:
Grace progress: girder and roadway removal

Pio's jazz ensemble - with Pio on the front end loader, Speedy and Richie on the torches, Brad on the shear and Steve on the concrete cutter

Pio pulling the girder I saw last night

down to the girder yard for reprocessing

Brad, Steve and Speedy (an iron worker converted to burning for the time being)

This is for Brad jr. Brad's son sent me email suggesting that I could improve the web site with a photo of his father - so here is a small web site improvement

From under Brad's grapple, meet Steve - cutting in the background

Making a longitudinal cut

Speedy and Steve

Steve making a transverse cut

and all purpose Richie - burner, fetch and tote man and simply a great guy

Pio - with an early morning smile

Walking back, I got a good view of M1 - M5 - to disappear at the end of the week

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