Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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October 31, 2006: Mt. Pleasant Pier and a Charleston Sunset

Things are winding down with our unbuilding project, but I continue to need a bridge fix. I phoned Michael, Ken and then Sparky. I managed to find Sparky also in need of a bridge fix. And what a fix. Here is the Mt. Pleasant fishing and observation pier - and one of those priceless sunsets.

Looking over at the Port - it doesn't get much better than this.


Significant progress on the pier as you can see. What used to be the supports for the Pearman ramp are now supports for the pier. This is clearly recycling at its best.


A couple of workers making their rounds


The worksite beside the pier


The pier - maybe that is Manny's or Chris' crane?


Freshly poured concrete curing. Remember when this was a fast paced process during the last days of completing the Ravenel Bridge


Another view


Looking south - more fantastic colors


Looking over the north corner of the pier


and a last look at the sunset


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