Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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Unbuilding Highlights
(Apr 10)
Meeting St. Stories
(Jul 10 2006)
East Bay Stories
(Oct 10 2006)
Drum Island Stories
(Feb 17)
Pearman Bridge Stories
(Apr 3)
Grace Bridge Stories
(Apr 3)
Imposions: Prep and boom
(Mar 27)
Unbuilding Bridge Blog
(July 23 2006)
Unbuilding Challenges
(Mar 13)
Learning Links
(Feb 20)
Unbuilding Stories
(Mar 13)
Video and Sounds
(Feb 28)

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Stories around Drum Island
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May 27, 2005 18:29
Town Creek Segments

June 04, 2005 12:06
From the top of the Ravenel west tower

June 22, 2005 17:23
Grace and Pearman main spans

July 07, 2005 8:10
From the Ravenel bicycle lane

August 05, 2005 7:18
Early morning - The Grace, Pearman and Ravenel Bridges

August 05, 2005 16:23
Ravenel Approaches

August 22, 2005 17:59
At the beginning of the superstructure

August 23, 2005 9:28
Dropping road segments (from Sparky Witte)

August 27, 2005 19:45

September 02, 2005 15:00
Town Creek Segment

October 05, 2005 12:31
Dropping a Pearman column just like dropping a tree - almost

October 22, 2005 8:21
An early morning look at progress over Drum Island

October 25, 2005 7:56
Clearing Grace and Pearman structures from Drum Island

November 27, 2005 14:20
Preparations of the Pearman Piers

November 30, 2005 15:53
Imploding Pearman Pier D-25

January 07, 2006 9:45
The jackup barge at work

January 21, 2006 9:05
Cleaning up the remains of T-4

February 16, 2006 14:20
A bit of building going on in the yard and other stuff

February 17, 2006 10:12
Jim Grier and his A team fells the last Grace segment on Drum Island


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