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.
Here is a group of sleeves - about 5" in diameter
and the carbide teeth that do the drilling
and the level for varying the orientation of the sleeve into a vertical position as it passes through the drilling template (see below)
Paul Achorn and the P-11 template
Ken's drawing of the drilling template
Chris Wakeman, Lewis and James
Lewis, Chris and Derrick (of the O'Dell clan)
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C. Frank Starmer