July 7, 2005: Painting fished and a fresh view of the stay cables
Shark fin anchors and supports
A closer view of the cable anchorage
Looking from the walkway
Looking down (left) and up (right)
An array of anchors and external dampers
Another view of the external damper and horizontal struts
The damper and damper frame
A view of the damper
An array of stay pipes
June 15, 2005: Last details of the stay cable systems
The bridge project has brought me more new friends than I can count.
Olivier Forget, the manager of the Freyssinet team, opened his head for
me and fed me ideas and insights about the complexities of erecting the
stay pipes and building the cables. Soon Olivier will return to France and
he would like to follow the finish work and share images of the finished
external supports and shark fins with his team in France and his team
members, wherever they are around the world. So this page if for Olivier
and his team.
Here are the cables that Freyssinet designed, engineered, installed,
tested and then, with great pride, smiled.
A bit closer
Looking east and looking west into an approaching storm
The elegance of symmetry
Stay pipe shadows
A digital sketch of stay pipe shadows
An array of stay cables
External Support Bases
Lateral supports between the external damper frame and the shark fin
External damper base
Bases for the shorter cable anchors
A view of our new bridge and approaches that we can smile about.