Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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November 4, 2005:
Pearman Progress: Preparing columns for later explosive removal.

Here is the overall site - a grapple and shear on to for removing the roadway (left) and near the base of the East Tower, Mickey's guys are busy drilling holes.

You can see the pattern of vertical holes better here - and to the right a holy-prepared column.

Here is a closer view of the drilling

Later, Mickey's guys on the right continue drilling while the team on the right is marking the columns for later drilling

and walking back, I found Kenny Beauclair - working on one of the 320s at the base of the Grace on ramp (Mt. Pleasant side).

I first met Kenny last May when he was working for PBC. We happened to be on the top of the west tower together (with his grandkids). If there is work to be done - you'll find Kenny there

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