December 14, 2005: Early morning Grace roadway transplantation
Joe Duffy has been filling me in on the history of the jack-up barge. Here
you can see the hammer picking away on the nearer corner of M-8 Pearman
support. To the right, you can see the roots of M-7 and M-6 from work
last week and earlier this week.
And also, his calculator has been working overtime. When the roadway is
removed, each section is 4' x 10'.
Joe has done some back-of-the-envelop calculations and come to
the conclusion that if you
placed, end to end, all the 4 x 10' segments of harvested roadway -
then the 4' sidewalk would
extend to I-95!
Here is Pio contributing to this calculation, and moving several segments
to the base of the Grace Bridge - with the morning sun in our eyes.
Its difficult to take a photo without catching some or all of the
rear view mirror. Here is self image with camera in the mirror
and if I move just a little bit, you can catch
Pio with a small small smile as we make our way down the Grace ramp
where the segments are deposited in the to-be-reef depot
then Pio backs up with Cousin Arthur watching
and another view of the back-up exercise from the Pearman