Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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August 31, 2005:
Preparation for dismantling the Grace superstructure

A view of the Grace off-ramp and Pearman on-ramp from Hanover St.

Looking back: the Pearman on-ramp on the left and Pearman off-ramp on the right. The Testa guys are moving rapidly toward Hanover St.

The pink lines mark the safety zone and and tie-off reminders

At the base of the Pearman superstructure, plates have been welded across the expansion joints to stabilize any lateral motion

At the east end of the bridge, Scott Stone's guys are building a work platform with a safety rail

Another look at building the work platform

And a couple of last looks at the Ravenel Bridge

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