Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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January 27, 2006:
Unbuilding acrobats

Today, Sparky captured the removal of the to half of the A

First - wrap the cables from the crane

then attach to the shackel

Get into position - one burner on each side of the A

and start cutting

Here comes the other team (right)

and start cutting on the right side of the A

a closer view

A duet of burners

then cutting through the edge (left)

and edge (right)

with an acrobatic twist

Then start cutting the top girder (left)

and top girder (right)

another duet for 2 burners and torches

The sections separates

gently lifted

and lowered to the barge

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