For Sparky and myself, curiosity drives passion which in turn fuels our life's engine. Our passion was capturing the story of both unbuilding the Grace (1929 - 2007) and Pearman (1966 - 2007) Bridges and discovering the unbuilders. It takes a lot of passion to track a project from July 2005 until April 2007 - rain, shine, hurricanes or moving to Singapore. We discovered the joy of discovery learning. Ken Canty opened the front door for us - then Steve Testa, Ponch Billingsley and Mickey Rogers opened many side doors. Below are the highlights of what we discovered, who we met and what we learned.
And a reminder from T.S. Eliot (East Coker from the Four Quartets)
Home is where one starts from. As we grow older The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated Of dead and living. Not the intense moment Isolated, with no before and after, But a lifetime burning in every moment And not the lifetime of one man only But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.
Off to the Navy yard -
and here is the 995 - back from retrieving debris from the Cooper River work sites
and from another perspective
Cleanup - cut, pickup and deposit
Kind of gloomy in the fog
This looks like Michael's 1250 - rigged for low-reach work
and placing it into a waiting truck
Bones for cleaning up
more parts of the Pearman truss
And Sparky art - inside a box girder
Some views of the Jay Cashman
and the 995
and a last look at the Navy yard work site
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C. Frank Starmer