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)
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(Feb 20)
Unbuilding Stories
(Mar 13)
Video and Sounds
(Feb 28)

August 1, 2005: In the beginning - from above

In the beginning, most of the work was concentrated at the I2-6 exit and US 17 overpasses over I-26. Here are the Ravenel, Grace and Pearman approaches

The Pearman and Grace approaches on the east side of Drum Island

The Coleman Blvd area - later to become the Coleman Recycle Center

The bridge approaches from Mt. Pleasant

The west side of Drum Island

The west side of Drum Island

and the Grace and Pearman passing over East Bay

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