Some things just take more effort and time than others. T-3, the huge
Pearman support pier near Drum Island is a good example of tenacity of
purpose - what Lucy discussed with Charlie Brown way back when.
Sparky and I have been watching T-3 ungrow for the past several months
and, though we did not realize that this would be a display of Steve's
tenacity of purpose, it just turned out that way. I retrieved as many
of our photos of T-3 from December to now to show the story. Sorry for
the gap around Christmas, both Sparky and I were asleep at the wheel.
Here is Steve Testa's variant of Tenacity of Purpose.
It all started with dropping the cantilever section of the
over Town Creek.. The task now is to retrieve the girders
and unbuild T-3. November 15, 2005: Explosing T-3 after dropping the
cantilever section of the Pearman over Town Creek
December 6, 2006: after removing the Pearman girders from Town Creek
December 12, 2006: Positioning the barges and crane
The cap disappeared while Sparky and I were asleep at the throttle.
January 1, 2006:
January 5, 2006: The jackup barge at work
January 7, 2006: The jackup barge continues
January 9, 2006: Hammering away at the cross member from the jackup barge.
January 11, 2006: Now working on the columns from the jackup barge
January 12, 2006: Michael and his high reach 1250 working on one side
and the jackup barge on the other.
January 16, 2006: like a bad tooth extraction
January 21, 2006: after imploding T-4
January 26, 2006:
February 2, 2006: There is light at the end of the tunnel
February 7, 2006: One column down and one to go
February 17, 2006: There is light at the end of the tunnel
March 1, 2006: More light at the end of the tunnel - the other column almost
March 11, 2006: To the left Silas and Brett drilling 45' holes
with the John Henry for the March 22 implosion.