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.
Today was clean-up. Randy and the 1250 were fishing, catching, rotating and releasing all day long - cleaning up the river bottom of debris from yesterday's implosion. The worksite
Carlos and Robbie - 2 kings of the mountain
The acrobat team
Pulling a spud to move the barge
The 1250 with Randy driving
Then the cleanup procedure: Fishing
Piece of cake - another iteration: Fishing. Click to watch the deep reach 1250 in action
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C. Frank Starmer