For Sparky and myself, curiosity drives passion which in turn fuels our life's engine. Our passion was capturing the story of both unbuilding the Grace (1929 - 2007) and Pearman (1966 - 2007) Bridges and discovering the unbuilders. It takes a lot of passion to track a project from July 2005 until April 2007 - rain, shine, hurricanes or moving to Singapore. We discovered the joy of discovery learning. Ken Canty opened the front door for us - then Steve Testa, Ponch Billingsley and Mickey Rogers opened many side doors. Below are the highlights of what we discovered, who we met and what we learned.
And a reminder from T.S. Eliot (East Coker from the Four Quartets)
Home is where one starts from. As we grow older The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated Of dead and living. Not the intense moment Isolated, with no before and after, But a lifetime burning in every moment And not the lifetime of one man only But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.
And his team - Speedy
Richie Bagen - who with Michael Hebb, Jack Foley and Bob McCabe are my Professors of Unbuilding
Roy Delpriete - taking over the grapple for Brad.
and picking up sections of concrete roadway
From here, unbuilding is all down hill
Pio is doing the fetching and toting of roadway segments - building Joe Duffy's sidewalk to I-95 - here backing up hill to move more concrete sections to the reef transplant staging area
and a smile from Pio
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C. Frank Starmer