November 11, 2005: Building a bridge and Unbuilding a column
The Testa guys can also build - and here is the story of building a work
platform before start to unbuild the concrete pier.
Here is a before photo. The idea is to take down the pier on the left
while protecting the railroad tracks.
The 1250 is first fed by Tony and then takes s short nap before working
The first task is to build a platform over the tracks, then protect the
exposed tracks with a blanket, then launch the 1250 and start hammering
at the left pier cap. Here Michael is taking a bundle of timbers to
place between the two sets of tracks.
He rotates into the bridge building launching position
and gently places them between the tracks while Pio and Richie oversee
Then the timbers are genly nudged up against the tracks
Then to build the bridge over the tracks, Mike is rotating another group
of tembers into position
and positioned to build the first part of the bridge
Positioning the next set of timbers
while Ryan is the fetch and tote man - bringing another set of timbers
within Mike's grasp
and the handoff
After completing the bridge the slope of the on ramp is improved
as you can see here
then Ryan passes to Mike a segment of rubber carpet to protect the tracks