Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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December 8, 2006:
Stabilizing the Pearman supports

Back on Friday - here is the worksite with Manny's crane in the middle.


One of the bearings


Note the recently added guy wires to stabilize the temporary piers.


Another view of the stabilizing cables attached to the middle columns


Another view


The Grace roadway truss

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One of the stabilizing cable anchors attached to a Pearman pier


Another guy wire attached to the base of the other temporary support


A side view of the stabilizing cables


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