The workside. Unbuilding tools: hammer, grapple, crane, and
and a 4th tool, the white something
Jimmy Grier from the front of his shear
Jimmy Grier from an angle
and Jimmy Grier from the side. Looks like the same Jimmy from all directions,
but did he shave this morning?
and the front loader: tool #5
and Jimmy in the shearing fly-by-wire position
A good view of Manny's crane, old piers and a new bridge
The top of T-2, drilled and ready for Mickey and Ken
The top of the last Grace pier with bearings
One of the old bearings
Lookking toward East Bay - T-1 and the Pearman Monument Pier at
Looking up the side of the Grace pier
Looking through T-2 to T-1 and the East Bay pier
Meanwhile, back at the work yard -
time for some laid-back fun -
Can a mixture of southern guys and Boston guys build
all the critical components for an Oyster Roast
Manny's smile says it all
Who is teaching who?
how to pour
Hmmm - with Jimmy on the left, oysters in the middle Manny with his hand
in the launching position - let the games begin
Guys - this is how its done. You see, you take this knife in one hand
and an oyster in the other hand and then ...
It seems there are a lot of fast learners
Smiles all around except Jimmy - who is carefully studing something
Well even in Singpore, I can taste the oysters
Even some young learners with a young smile and a maybe-I'll-smile-but-not-now
Look at this t-shirt, Carlos, his flag and the greatest ironworkers around
(March 1 lowering of the Grace main span and below right, dropping
the Mt Pleasant side of the Grace backspan (April 28)
Its been almost a year, but if this is Ken Canty on the left - its the
first time I've seen him without a hard hat.
Hmmm - seems like a good day for all!
Even with the son down - Jimmy is still at it - from the right
and from the left with Michael in the back in a blue t-shirt (I think)
Its clear that for life is slow and steady (left) and life is a blur (right)
Nice time for all - and from here, smiles from Singapore
Attribution: C. Frank Starmer and Sparky Witte from http://oldcooperriverbridge.org