Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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January 4, 2006:
Around East Bay - not much remains

I don't know what our Testa and Cashman friends had for holiday food but the work over the past week is simply dramatic. Here is the story between Hanover St to East Bay to Town Creek

First here is the view from Hanover St. No Pearman ramp and only a stub of the Grace ramp.

Here is the Grace stub on the left and clear sailing on the right

Looking across East Bay - our Pearman monument and the Grace and Pearman cantilever trusses

The Grace stub - about 6 ft high

Looking at the Sea Breeze and the Grace and Pearman trusses

From the Sea Breeze dock, the Grace cantilevered truss and an excavator on the jack-up barge breaking down the Pearman cantilever pier

A closer view of the jackup barge and excavator. A bit of the old and a bit of the new (the Ravenel Bridge in the background).

and a last look at the Grace, Pearman, Ravenel ensemble

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