November 15, 2006: Unbuilding the last truss sections
Even with the rain, Sparky manages to provide a quick progress report.
Here, Chris, Manny and our Ironworker acrobats are unbuilding the last
of the truss sections - now supported by the braces installed over the past
Ken Canty gave me some insights into the supporting structures. According to
Ken, the original drawings for the Pearman called for two supports while
building the truss sections at the port. Clearly during the building phase,
the base of the trusses had to support some heavy equipment. Without the
heavy equipment the load will be less, but in this case, engineering judgement
called for build two supports for unbuilding similar to those used during
the building 50 years ago.