Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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April 4, 2006:
Imploding T-27 Substructure

A bit of tech stuff: StarHub in Singapore has an international phone service. For a prepaid Sim card (about $10 US) you can pop this into your GSM phone (3 frequency - compatible with Europe/Middle East/India and the Pacific except Japan and Korea) - and the cost of a phone call to the US is 10 cents/min. So I phoned Ken to ask about his ankle and got some of the details (like D-27 was the target). Also Ken must be feeling better because he took over my job of loading.

    Video for fun: Sparky sends me a group of photos and today I made a video from all of them. A bit chaotic, but at the same time it displays the strategy and Sparky and I developed as we tracked different aspects of the unbuilding processes.
  • A video summary of Sparky's adventures today - unedited
The worksite: (D-27) (Jodi - D-27 is located to the left of D-28 and a to the right of where D-26 used to be :) )

Our photo team with remote conducting from Singapore






Sparky has some video and Ken and Mickey have some also. By tomorrow we should have the entire story.

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