Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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December 11, 2006: Unbuilding the Pearman supports

The worksite - felled columns to be unbuilt. Carlos in the foreground and Robbie in the cutting position


What Cashman-Testa buildeth can be unbuildeth. Here, Stan, Robbie and Carlos are looking upward and in deep thought


and Manny in the ready position


Like felled trees, here are the supports for Robbie to unbuild.


Robbie starting another cut


and cutting


From the roof of the parking garage - this is the scene


Then on to the Mt Pleasant worksite - a drive-by view of a lonely Grace


A view of the port from the observation pier - soon to be enjoyed by everyone


Here is a completed section of the rebar grid - ready for the Bidwell pouring machine


A crane crossing


and a view under cousin Arthur's structure


and an evening sunset


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