Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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September 3 2005:
Pearman Superstructure Preparation

The end of the Pearman over Drum Island - building a work platform for securing the end of the Pearman superstructure

A closer view of the work

On the left you can see a pair of vertical channels with two horizontal angle iron brackets. On the right, the guys are preparing to add the two horizontal angle iron brackets

Preparing to weld (with your curious eyes, you can see the welding rod in his right hand)

About 30 min later - last weld on the top bracket

Cleaning the weld

And more views of the Charleston Stonehenge

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