Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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January 11, 2005:
Working down the Pearman and Grace ramps

Early morning and Bob McCabe, Jackie and Ted are already at it - the worksite

Jackie with his shear in the biting position

The bases of the Pearman supports will become the foundation of the Mt. Pleasant observation pier - a before look

From below - an early morning view of the last two girder sections of the Pearman ramp

and a view from the southern side

and a view from underneath the Pearman roadway

Walking over to the Grace - here is Jackie in his launching position

and a view of the Mt. Pleasant observation foundation

Looking over the side, there is the little Testa that could - pushing a barge with Ken, Phillip and Bret - on their way to load D-27

and soon, walking up the Grace ramp, the worksite

with Speedy cutting a pair of girders and Richie cautiously looking on

and a pull from Roy and his excavator

and the girder pair is slowly removed

onto the roadway

and finally resting on the roadway

Looking back at the Pearman - nice sunrise and reflections

with Ted (not Tad) setting up for concrete cutting

and Pio smiling -

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