Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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July 12, 2006: Mickey and Ken
Building the Mt. Pleasant Observation Pier and Unbuilding P-8 and P-9

Today, a little follow up from both sides of the river. Here Mickey's team continues to drill the Pearman pier

Another view of the remaining piers next to the Sea Breeze

To be unbuilt

Drum Island - kind of lonely without the Grace and Pearman spans

Meanwhile on the Mt. Pleasant side - the worksite. To the left, work on the Mt. Pleasant Observation Pier, and to the right, Michael unbuilding P-8 and Timmy unbuilding P-9

And Billy cleaning up around the Coleman Recycle Center

The Ravenel Bridge - also kind of lonely

Setting up the crane platform for building the observation pier

Looking at the skeleton of the observation pier

From the side

Sometimes the fog walks in on little cat feet. Here, Grace walked out with clunky iron feet

Michael unbuilding P-8 and Timmy unbuilding P-9

another view

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