Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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January 21, 2006: Removing the downhill section of the Grace ramp

Walking up the Grace Ramp - suddenly, the guard rail was a bird resting place. Knowning nothing about birds, is this a little blue heron?

A sea gull but I have found so many variants (check out Google Images (seagull) or Google Images (sea gull) I am not sure about the specifics).

The walk to the Grace worksite is getting shorter and shorter. Since Pio, Richie, Speedy and Roy work backwards - they are now on the downhill part of the Grace ramp (uphill if you were driving up) and soon there will be no more Grace ramp.

Their current location on the east side of the main span support that they filled with sand last week. Only the skeleton remains - and Monday, they will cut and remove these floor girders.

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